Legal Services

Child-Support Enforcement Hotline

For single moms who are owed child support, the U.S.Department of Health and Human Services will send them a free handbook complete with good advice and all their local contact numbers for help. (877) 696-6775

Door Legal Services Center

free legal services for young people ages 12-21 including help with immigration and family court and on such matters as establishing emancipation. (212) 941-9090 ext. 3280.


Links women who need legal help (domestic violence, custody, child support and more) with no-cost lawyers. New free walk-in clinic in the Bronx on the second Saturday of each month at 2432 Grand Concourse #506. English and Spanish spoken.
Bronx (718) 562-8181
Manhattan (212) 695-3800.

Law Help.Org

Outstanding gateway site for lower-income New Yorkers to learn about free legal services available in the city. Find lawyers that can help with issues of immigration, public benefits, health, housing and much more. Many languages represented.

Legal Aid Society

Provides free legal services to residents of NYC who meet income requirements.
Main Office: 212-577-3300
Juvenile Rights Divisions:
Manhattan (212) 312-2260
Brooklyn (718) 237-3100
Queens (718) 298-8900
Bronx (718) 579-7900
Staten Island (718) 981-0219

Legal Health

offers weekly legal clinics at Mount Sinai pediatric associates and other hospitals and also represents patients in legal matters. Make appointment through child’s pediatric clinic.

LIFT – Legal Information for Families

provides legal information to families navigating the family court system. Services include legal resource guides, information hotline, and education and information sites located in the family court buildings in each county. Accepts collect calls from incarcerated parents, answers questions about child support, custody, ACS cases and more. English and Spanish spoken.
Hotline: (212) 343-1122

New York Legal Assistance Group

offers a wide variety of legal services to low-income New Yorkers (212) 613-5000.

Partnership for Children’s Rights

Formerly Legal Services for Children.
Provides free legal help to disadvantaged children in NYC. Can help in finding special education services, Social Security disability benefits. Also provides training and education programs to families in need. Spanish spoken. M-F 10-12 noon. Call to find out what to bring to first appointment.
(212) 683-7999

Legal Aid Society Juvenile Rights Division

Handles cases of neglect and delinquency, represents children in family court proceedings. Spanish spoken. Free. 111 Livingston Street, 8th floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201; (718) 250-4270.

South Brooklyn Legal Services

Offers free legal help for low-income families in the following areas: employment, childcare, housing, HIV, special education, SSI/disability, taxes, government benefits. Call before coming in. 105 Court Street, 3rd floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (718) 237-5500.