Created through a partnership between NYLAG and the New York State Office of Court Administration and funded by the David Berg Foundation, the Mobile Legal Help Center is New York’s first legal services office on wheels! Attorneys provide advice, legal counseling, and direct representation without leaving the vehicle.
The Center contains three private meeting areas for attorneys and clients and has video conference capability enabling emergency access to the courts. It travels throughout the five boroughs and parts of Long Island and Westchester, focusing on areas with limited public transportation options.
Through the Mobile Legal Help Center, New Yorkers in need of legal help can overcome obstacles such as geographic isolation, health issues, and childcare concerns.
Below are some frequently asked questions about the mobile center:
Who can receive services?
The Mobile Legal Help Center serves everyone regardless of age, race, religion, sexual orientation, or immigration status. Clients are eligible for services based on income level as determined during intake.
Is there a fee?
No. NYLAG never charges for its services.
How can I access the Center?
The Center is fully wheelchair accessible and offers services in many different languages. We visit set locations according to a pre-arranged schedule. While walk-ins are welcome, appointments are recommended.
How can I get more information?
To find out when the Center is coming to your neighborhood, and to see if you qualify for NYLAG’s free services contact us at: (212) 613-5000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below is a list of the legal issues NYLAG’s free lawyers can help you with:
HOUSING: eviction and foreclosure prevention; landlord disputes; unsafe or hazardous housing conditions.
PUBLIC BENEFITS: supplemental security income; social security disability insurance; food stamps; public assistance.
HEALTHCARE: Medicaid; Medicare; Family Health Plus; Child Health Plus; home care
CONSUMER PROTECTION: creditor harassment; identity theft; collection actions; debt management; bankruptcy
IMMIGRATION: employment authorization; adjustment of status (green card); citizenship and naturalization; asylum; removal defense; help for victims of domestic violence; family unity/relative petitions; access to public benefits. Please note everyone is eligible to receive services, regardless of immigration status.
FAMILY LAW: help for victims of domestic violence; orders of protection; safety planning; contested and uncontested divorces custody; visitation; equitable distribution; child/spousal support.
EMPLOYMENT: workplace discrimination; unlawful working conditions; transitioning from welfare to work.
ADVANCE PLANNING: wills; health care proxies; living wills; guardianship; powers of attorney.