Pro Bono Lawyers

Newly Updated and Expanded! Nearly 200 entries covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Find lawyers who are willing to work "for the public good". These law firms or organizations may be willing to work for free or for a reduced rate depending on the circumstances. Contact the closest office for more information.

Choose your state:

New York

The Legal Aid Society
199 Water Street
New York, NY 11201
212-577-3300
"The Criminal Practice represents people who have been arrested in New York City. The Court assigns Legal Aid to represent people after their arrest if they cannot afford to pay a private attorney. The Criminal Practice also represents people who are appealing their convictions and people who are on parole and have been arrested and charged with violating their parole. The Civil Practice represents low income families and individuals who have problems involving housing, government benefits, disability, domestic violence and family law, immigration, medical and health law, employment, homelessness and eviction, HIV/AIDS, and prisoners' rights. The Juvenile Rights Practice represents children who are the subject of child protective proceedings, Persons In Need of Supervision and children who are the subject of juvenile delinquency proceedings."

Legal Services NYC
40 Worth Street, Suite 606
New York, NY 10013
646-442-3600
"Legal Services NYC provides free high quality legal help in civil matters to low-income people throughout New York City."

Urban Justice Center
123 William Street 16th Floor
New York, NY 10038
646-602-4598
"The Urban Justice Center was founded with two primary goals - to make legal services easily accessible to people living on the streets and in poverty, and to make social advocacy and law reform efforts directly responsive to the daily struggles of those individuals."

NAACP Legal Defense Fund
99 Hudson Street, Suite 1600
New York, NY 10013
212-965-2200
"The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.’s work is focused on cases involving issues of racial justice."

HIV Law Project
15 Maiden Lane, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10038
212-577-3001
"HIV Law Project provides free civil legal services to HIV-positive residents in Manhattan and the Bronx through an integrated, general practice service delivery model. Experienced and seasoned legal staff provide clients with a range of legal services, including intake and assessment, advice and consultation, brief service and advocacy, out-of-court settlement negotiations, document preparation, and full representation in court or at administrative hearings."


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