The OCJ has partnered with Legal Services to provide tenants in New York City with free access to telephone legal advice and information. If you are facing an eviction case, the CJO may provide free legal assistance through our non-profit legal service providers to provide you with legal representation or other assistance in your housing court case under city law to a lawyer. To make an appointment, please fill out the clinic admission form on your computer or smartphone. You can also call 212-659-6190 and leave a message, including your phone number. The clinic will contact you, but this method of taking it will take longer. The NYLAG Legal Clinic for Pro Se Litigants in the Southern District of New York is a free legal clinic staffed by attorneys and paralegals to assist those who represent themselves or plan to represent themselves in civil litigation in the Southern District of New York. The clinic, which is not part of or operated by the court, assists non-incarcerated litigants in federal civil cases, including civil liberties, workplace discrimination, labor law, social security benefits, foreclosure, and taxes. All tenants who are currently subject to an eviction order are eligible, regardless of their postal code, immigration status, or whether the tenant has previously refused or was not eligible for legal representation under the universal access program, and regardless of household income under an income exemption from the CJOC. If your landlord refuses to fix a serious or dangerous condition in your home, such as mold, peeling lead paint, or a leak, or if your landlord doesn`t provide the essential services you`re legally entitled to, such as heating, hot water, gas, electricity, or adequate security, you can file a complaint with the housing court (an HP lawsuit) to ask a judge, Ask your landlord to make these repairs. If you are a tenant and have questions about harassment by your landlord, repairs to your apartment or building, or your rights as a tenant, please call 311 and ask for the tenant helpline or visit the city`s online tenant resource portal for information and resources for New York City tenants. including free legal advice from the non-profit legal service providers of the CJOC. OCJ`s helpline is available Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
to provide legal advice and telephone information to New York tenants who need help with legal questions regarding rent, lease, or other landlord-tenant matters. Legal advice is free, available in any zip code, and available regardless of immigration status. Legal Services NYC fights poverty and fights for racial, social and economic justice for low-income New Yorkers. Our neighborhood offices and proximity locations help more than 100,000 New Yorkers each year. Our services are free of charge. LSNYC will never charge its clients legal representation fees. Under New York City`s Right to Attorneys Act (RTC), the DSS/HRA`s Bureau of Criminal Justice (OCJ) offers tenants facing eviction through a housing court administrative proceeding or NYCHA administrative proceeding access to free legal representation and advice from nonprofit legal advisory organizations in all five boroughs. It is illegal for a landlord to evict you without bringing an eviction action against you in court or before there is a court order authorizing a commissioner to evict you.
If you believe you have been illegally locked out, you can take legal action (an „illegal lockout“ or „restitution of property“) in the housing court. Affected by COVID-19? NYLAG`s new hotline can help you solve your legal problems for free. For OCJ legal advice on tenant housing, please call 311 and ask for the City`s Tenant Helpline. If you are faced with a request from your landlord to make an eviction order against you, the OCJ can provide you with free legal services through our not-for-profit legal service provider partners under the City`s Right to Counsel Act. The City Bar Justice Center`s legal helpline provides legal information, advice, and recommendations to low-income New Yorkers who can`t afford a private lawyer or don`t have access to legal representation. The helpline can help you with civil law matters, including matrimonial and family law, housing law, domestic violence, bankruptcy, debt collection and benefits. The City Bar Justice Center (CBJC) provides free legal services to low-income New Yorkers through various projects. The CJCB is also committed to providing self-advocates with the support they need to successfully protect their legal rights. For more information, call 212-626-7383, Monday to Thursday, 9:00 a.m.
to 5:00 p.m. and Friday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., or you can request help online by filling out the online application form. Monday Night Law — the legal advice program held on Mondays at the New York City Bar Association and other days at the New York County Lawyers Association — has been canceled until further notice. Please check here for updates on future program dates. We apologize for the inconvenience. As a public health precaution, the New York Legal Assistance Group`s Legal Clinic for Pro Se Litigants has temporarily suspended all face-to-face conversations with clients effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Limited legal assistance will continue to be provided, but only by appointment and only by telephone.
During this time, we cannot be available for visitors to the clinic. LawHelpNY.org provides legal information to New Yorkers who cannot afford a lawyer. LawHelpNY lists more than 600 free legal services projects and organizations with their contact and admission information, as well as more than 4,000 Know Your Rights and self-help resources covering 16 areas of law. LawHelpNY.org is also available in Spanish. If you believe you have been illegally locked out of your home by your landlord, the OCL may offer free legal services through our non-profit legal service providers to assist you in an „illegal lockout case“ in housing court. I was locked out of my apartment by my landlord, without a court order or warrant Immigration cases processed last year, from asylum claims to deportation defenses Is deportation imminent? Call 311 and ask for „right to advice“. Our generous donors have proven their commitment to justice for all New Yorkers! Thank you very much. If you receive court documents that your landlord is trying to evict you, or a notice from the housing court that plans to appear in an eviction case, you should talk to a lawyer who can advise you on what you need to do next to protect your rights as a tenant. The Legal Aid Society works throughout New York City to ensure that everyone has access to justice. Our teams of experts work in all areas of practice in almost every area of law that affects New Yorkers. To make an appointment for a consultation, call (212) 659-6190 or visit the clinic during office hours.
Please note that a government-issued photo ID is required to enter the building. I have an eviction case pending in housing court (before or after the COVID-19 emergency begins) Every person who works with Legal Aid is an integral part of our mission to create equal and racial justice. We are united by our values and work tenaciously to ensure that our customers receive the best. I have a dismissal case filed by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) The Legal Aid Society is based on a simple but strong belief: that no New Yorker should be denied the right to equal justice. We ensure justice in every district and work tirelessly to make our city a better place. For more information about your rights as a tenant, including answers to questions about your lease or what to do if you fall behind on your rent, Legal Aid changes our clients` lives every day with the help of our generous donors. Join. New York continues to show resilience. We thrive on our mutual support and our donor community. 40 Centre Street, Room LL22 New York, New York 10007 housing and foreclosure cases have allowed thousands of people to keep their homes The annual Associates Campaign is one of the Legal Services Society`s largest fundraisers. This initiative accounts for nearly one-third of all individual contributions in support of our work each year.
The Legal Assistance Line is available Monday to Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 212-626-7383, or you can request help online by filling out the online application form. I recently received an eviction order or an application to restore/enforce an eviction Sign up today to receive the latest news from the front lines of our struggle for equal justice. My apartment needs serious repairs and my landlord won`t do them, or I have other questions about my housing situation At the Legal Aid Society, working with our communities advances the work we do in every New York City courtroom and informs our political and legal reform efforts for the benefit of all New Yorkers. 84% of tenants who had a lawyer under the Right to Counsel program avoided eviction.