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The City Bar Justice Center partners with and supports the work of a number of nonprofit organizations to meet the legal needs of low-income New Yorkers. Please click on the links below to find out more about these organizations and the services they provide.


LawHelp New York

Find free legal aid in New York, learn about your legal rights, get information about the courts, and more.

Disaster Relief Resources

For a list of resources regarding disaster relief.


AyudaLegalNY/LawHelp en Espanol

Encuentra asistencia jurídica gratuita en Nueva York, aprenda sobre sus derechos legales, y obtenga información sobre los tribunales, y más.


Legal Services NYC

Provides free high quality legal help in civil matters to low-income people throughout New York City.


New York City Commission on Human Rights

For information on filing a discrimination complaint in housing, employment, and public accomodations, or to learn more about the services and workshops the NYC Commission on Human Rights provides, please call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK, or visit their website.


New York Lawyers for the Public Interest

Nonprofit, civil rights law firm that strives for social justice.


Pro Bono Net

Helpful resources for probono & legal services attorneys, law professionals, and law students to assist in your representation of low income or disadvantaged clients. The City Bar Justice Center is a co-host of Pro Bono Net's NYC Pro Bono Center.


The Legal Aid Society in New York City

Provides free legal assistance to New Yorkers who live at or below the poverty level and cannot afford to hire a lawyer when confronted with a legal problem.


Volunteers of Legal Service

Provides pro bono civil legal services to benefit poor people in New York City.



The New York Interest on Lawyer Account Fund (IOLA) is one of the major funders of legal services for the poor in New York.  Every New York lawyer who handles client funds must maintain an IOLA account and generally must use the account for funds being held for clients unless he or she uses an account that will generate compute and pay net interest to the client (net of all bank fees and the lawyer's or law-firms related services).  Further information on IOLA and IOLA accounts may be found here:  Banks vary in the amount of interest they pay on IOLA accounts, and thus the amount of funds that are generated to help fund these essential legal services also varies.  To learn about banks that provide IOLA accounts and the interest they pay, click here.