Legal Aid (Ayuda legal)

Bronx Defenders
860 Courtlandt Ave., Bronx 10451
(718) 838-7878 Mon.-Fri., 9 am – 1 pm, 2 pm – 5 pm
Provides general legal information on: Civil matters (immigration, housing, police misconduct, employment, public benefits); Family court (abuse/neglect cases, custody, support, divorce); Criminal matters (open warrants, desk appearance tickets, criminal records).
Languages: English and Spanish.


Bronx Legal Services
579 Courtland Ave. (at 150th St.), Bronx 10451
(718) 928-3700
Mon.-Fri., 9 am – 5 pm
For eligible low-income people, provides legal aid on health, foreclosure, housing, immigration, public assistance, family, elderly, disability, education, benefits, and tax issues.
Translation available in 179 languages.


Family Center – Legal Services
(212) 766-4522 x150
Mon. – Fri., 9:30 am -5:30 pm
website: (go to "What We Do" and click on "Legal Services")
Legal advice by phone for people, families, and caregivers in New York City affected by cancer and HIV. Legal services for people with all types of chronic and/or severe illnesses.
Languages: English, Spanish.


Bronx location:
Bronx Family Justice Center
198 East 161st Street, 2nd Floor, Bronx, NY 10451
(212) 695-3800 Thurs. (for phone appointments), 10 am – 2 pm
Legal assistance to low-income women in family law matters and immigration services for undocumented immigrants.
Languages: English, Spanish.


Law Help
Sponsored by 10 legal service organizations. Lists places offering free legal aid, information about your legal rights, court information, and more. Those without computer access can call City Bar Justice Center below.
Languages: 36 languages spoken.


City Bar Justice Center - Legal Hotline
(212) 626-7383
Mon.–Fri. - 9 am – 1 pm & 2 pm – 5 pm
Provides low-income people with phone advice on family law, landlord-tenant, and consumer law problems. Can also give information about legal aid agencies from "Law Help" website (see above).
Languages: English, Spanish.

Legal Aid Society
260 E. 161st Street, 8th floor, Bronx, NY 10451
(718) 991-4600 Mon.-Fri., 9 am – 5 pm
Legal representation in the areas of housing, public benefits, family law, and domestic violence. 
Languages: English, Spanish, other languages with notice for interpreter.