The Help Center exists to assist those persons who have received a summons or violation to appear at OATH and do not have a lawyer or representative and will represent themselves.
The Help Center can and will provide legal information but cannot provide legal advice. To put it more simply, the Help Center can tell someone how to do something (legal information) but not what to do (legal advice).
For those persons that would like to seek legal advice but may not have the funds to hire a lawyer or representative, please take a look at the websites below. This list is not exhaustive and is provided as an aid.
We expect this list to change over time as we learn of new resources and as others cease to exist.
Law Help NY
Free Legal Answers
NY Legal Assistance Group
Legal Aid Society
City Bar Justice Center
NY County Lawyers Association
Brooklyn Volunteer Lawyers Program
Bronx County Bar Association
Queens County Bar Association
Urban Justice Center