US District Court • Southern District of New York

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Legal
Assistance Clinic


Legal Assistance Clinic

The NYLAG Legal Clinic for Pro Se Litigants in the Southern District of New York is a free legal clinic staffed by attorneys and paralegals to assist those who are representing themselves or planning to represent themselves in civil lawsuits in the Southern District of New York. The Clinic, which is not part of or run by the Court, assists litigants with federal civil cases including cases involving civil rights, employment discrimination, labor law, social security benefits, foreclosure and tax

To make an appointment for a consultation, call (212) 659-6190 or stop by the Clinic during office hours. Please note that a government-issued photo ID is required to enter the building.

New York Legal Assistance Group Flyer

The legal clinic is open weekdays from 10:00am - 4:00pm and is located on the lower level of the courthouse.
(Closed on federal and court holidays)

Thurgood Marshall
United States Courthouse
40 Centre Street, Room LL22
New York, New York 10007

The clinic offers in-person appointments only.
The clinic does not offer assistance over the phone or by email.

Disclaimer: The information contained herein is for informational purposes only and is not legal advice or a substitute for legal counsel, nor does it constitute advertising or a solicitation.