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Legal and Pro Bono Services

Debtors are strongly encouraged to obtain the services of competent legal counsel. Even if you cannot afford to pay an attorney, you may be able to qualify for free legal services. For information about hiring an attorney, or about free (also known as "pro bono") legal services, please see below.


Bar Association Legal Referrals

 

Brooklyn Bar Association
123 Remsen Street
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Lawyer Referral: (718) 624-0843
http://brooklynbar.org

Richmond County Bar Association
152 Stuyvesant Place, Suite 203
Staten Island, New York 10301
Lawyer Referral: (718) 442-4500
http://www.richmondcountybar.org

Suffolk County Bar Association
560 Wheeler Road, Hauppauge, New York 11788
Lawyer Referral: (631) 234-5577
http://www.scba.org

 

Queens County Bar Association
90-35 148th Street, Jamaica, New York 11435
Lawyer Referral: Call (718) 291-4500 weekdays
between 10 a.m. - noon or 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Walk-in lawyer referral available weekdays
between 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
http://www.qcba.com

Nassau County Bar Association
15th and West Streets, Mineola, New York 11501
Lawyer Referral: (516) 747-4832
http://www.nassaubar.org

Association of the Bar of the City of New York
42 West 44th Street New York, NY 10036
Lawyer Referral: (212)626-7373
http://www.nycbar.org


Organizations Providing Free Legal Services for Chapter 7 Filers

The following organizations provide free legal services to individuals with bankruptcy issues:

 

City Bar Justice Center
Consumer Bankruptcy Project

42 West 44th Street
New York, N.Y. 10036
Legal Hotline: (212) 626-7383
Website: www.citybarjusticecenter.org
Income requirements for assistance
Open to residents of all 5 boroughs

Queens County Bar Association
Volunteer Lawyers Project

Hotline (718) 739-4100
Call Monday- Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Open to Low Income Queens
County Residents

Nassau/Suffolk Law Services
Volunteer Lawyers Project

Hotline for Nassau County: (516) 292-8299
Hotline for Suffolk County: (631) 232-2400
Income and citizenship requirements for
Chapter 7 assistance

MFY Legal Services, Inc.
Bankruptcy Hotline: (212) 417-3799
Call Wednesday 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Open to Low Income Residents
of all 5 boroughs

 

Brooklyn Bar Association
Volunteer Lawyers Project

44 Court Street, Suite 1206
Brooklyn, New York 11201
Tel: (718) 624-3894
Website: http://brooklynvlp.org/
Income requirements for assistance
Open to Brooklyn residents

Legal Services for New York
NYC Bankruptcy Assistance Project

350 Broadway, 6th floor
New York, N.Y. 10013
Hotline: (646) 442-3630
Website: www.lsny.org
Income requirements for assistance
Open to residents of all 5 boroughs

Legal Aid Society-
Queens Neighborhood Office

120-46 Queens Boulevard
Kew Gardens, New York 11415
Tel: (718) 286-2450
Open to Low Income Queens Residents

Brooklyn Legal Service Corporation A
260 Broadway, Suite 2
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 487-2310
Chapter 7, 13, and 11 assistance.
Open to Low Income and Medium Income
residents of all 5 boroughs with rare
exceptions for Individual Chapter 11 clients.


Pro Se Law Clerk

Pro Se Law Clerk
Brooklyn Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location

United States Bankruptcy Court
Eastern District of New York
271-C Cadman Plaza East, Room 1591
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201-1800
Phone: (347) 394-1700

 

Pro Se Law Clerk
Central Islip Office Hours

Wednesdays
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Location

United States Bankruptcy Court
Eastern District of New York
Long Island Federal Court House
290 Federal Plaza
Central Islip, NY 11722
Phone: (631) 712-6200



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