Elderlaw Project

Elderlaw Project

To get help, call 212.382.6658.

Overview

Many of New York’s seniors are isolated and are unable to afford the legal help they need. The Elderlaw Project of the City Bar Justice Center, with the help of volunteer attorneys, provides low-income seniors with free legal services for life planning, specifically with:

  • Simple Wills
  • Healthcare proxies and Living Wills
  • Powers of attorney
  • Appointment of Agent to Control Disposition of Remains

These vital documents allow seniors to express their wishes in advance so that they can be carried out at a later date.

In addition, we hold community presentations and bi-monthly clinics at senior centers throughout the City. These clinics and forums are a source of valuable information in areas of law that are important to senior citizens.

Please note: The Elderlaw Project provides direct assistance only for the issues stated above. For all other matters, please call the Legal Hotline at 212.626.7383.

Vivienne Duncan directs the Elderlaw Project, and David Preciado is the project coordinator.

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Upcoming events
  • NELP Legal Clinic

    Wednesday, July 19th (5:30 PM – 7:30 PM): A small business legal clinic will be held in Upper Manhattan at the NYC Business Solutions Center, located at 361 West 125th St, New York, NY 10027. By subway, this location is accessible via the A/B/C/D to the 125th St station. To register for an appointment, please contact NELP at (212) 382-6633.

  • NELP Legal Clinic

    Tuesday, July 11th (5:30 PM – 7:30 PM): A small business legal clinic will be held at the Brooklyn Public Library in conjunction with the Brooklyn Small Business Development Center, located at 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238. By subway this location is accessible via the 2/3 to the Grand Army Plaza station. To register for an appointment, please contact NELP at (212) 382-6633.