The City Bar Justice Center

City Bar Justice Center LogoThe City Bar Justice Center is the legal services arm of the New York City Bar, one of the nation's oldest and largest bar associations. Founded in 1946, the mission of the City Bar Justice Center is to "facilitate and improve the administration of justice." By harnessing resources from the legal profession, we provide direct legal representation, information, and advocacy to over 25,000 low-income and vulnerable New Yorkers in all five boroughs.The Justice Center's clients include the homeless, the elderly, immigrant women and children, people seeking asylum, victims of domestic violence, cancer patients and survivors, small businesses, and those in need who cannot otherwise access legal resources. The Justice Center also operates a hotline through which we provide referrals and brief advice to nearly 1,000 people per month who have nowhere else to turn for legal assistance.

The Legal Aid Society

Legal Aid Society LogoThe Legal Aid Society is a private, not-for-profit organization, providing free legal services to indigent clients in New York City in three major practice areas: civil legal work, criminal defense and juvenile rights. The Society handles nearly 275,000 cases annually with a staff of more than 800 lawyers and 600 para-professionals and support staff in 25 locations throughout the five boroughs. In addition to direct representation, the Society brings impact litigation on behalf of thousands of clients, including immigrants, survivors of domestic violence, children in foster care, homeless children and adults, disabled New Yorkers and the incarcerated. Leading law firms and corporate law departments are represented on its Board of Directors and hundreds of volunteer lawyers participate in the Society's pro bono program, one of the largest in the country, and serve as co-counsel on important class action litigation and law reform cases.

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