To find free legal help and advice anywhere in the state of New York, go to the LawHelpNY website and enter the name of the city where you live.
If you live in New York City, the Legal Aid Society can connect you with a lawyer or legal service who will give you the advice you need. Look up their office locations here.
Another resource for people who live in the western part of the state is LawNY. This non-profit law firm provides free legal help for low-income families dealing with divorce, welfare benefits, and disability claims. Take advantage of the many brochures and informational publications in their free library on line, or contact one of their offices using the information on the website here.
The New York Legal Assistance group helps people around the state with civil cases, family law matters, immigration, disability benefits, and discrimination. There are different telephone numbers to call depending on what problem you need help with, so check the phone listings on the group’s website here.