Legal Assistance

The City helps people access legal assistance and referrals.

Lawyer referrals and legal advice are available through the New York City Bar Association and Law Help NY.

Cases handled include:

  • Accidents and medical malpractice
  • Criminal defense
  • Employment discrimination and wage disputes
  • Immigration
  • Marriage and family-related cases
  • Property, landlord, and tenant issues
  • Workers' compensation and work-related injuries
Additional assistance and referrals are available to the following groups:

  • Seniors age 60 and older
  • Veterans
  • City employees with questions about conflict of interest law
  • Foreign diplomats, consular officers, UN staff members, and City agencies who may have complaints or problems related to the international community