US District Court • Southern District of New York

Representing Yourself in Federal Court (Pro Se)

Pro Se

Role of the
Pro Se Intake Unit

How to Start a New Lawsuit without an Attorney

How to Find an Attorney

If Named as a Defendant

Pro Se FAQ’s

Contact Pro Se

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

Thurgood Marshall
United States Courthouse
40 Centre Street, Room LL22
New York, New York 10007
The Hon. Charles L. Brieant Jr.
Federal Building and Courthouse

300 Quarropas St
White Plains, NY 10601
Open weekdays from
10:00am - 4:00pm
Open Wednesday
12:00pm - 4:00pm
The clinic is closed on federal and court holidays

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.