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City Bar Justice Center New York City - Legal Hotline


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About City Bar Justice Center New York City - Legal Hotline

The City Bar Justice Center increases access to justice for low-income and disadvantaged New Yorkers by leveraging the volunteered time and expertise of the New York City legal community.

Need legal help but unable to pay for a lawyer? We’re here.

The Legal Hotline is staffed by attorneys who assist low-income callers on a range of civil legal issues, including matrimonial and family law, housing law, domestic violence, bankruptcy, and debt collection and benefits. Our staff includes bilingual attorneys who speak English and Spanish, and we can accept calls in any language through interpreting services.

Please call (212) 626-7383. We are available Monday through Thursday between  9 a.m. and 5 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The hotline is not available between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Have any papers relating to the problem on hand when you call.

We serve the following area:

  • Bronx County
  • Kings (Brooklyn) County
  • New York (Manhattan) County
  • Queens County
  • Richmond (Staten Island) County

This organization is accessible by wheelchair and provides access for the hearing impaired.



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Monday: 9am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 1pm, 2pm - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 1pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed


State: New York
County: New York
Zipcode: 10036