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CBJC Services

Finding affordable legal help in New York can be confusing and overwhelming. If you live in one of the five boroughs of New York City and need help with brief legal services or the matters addressed by our core projects, you’re in the right place. Please read the questions below to get started.

Can you pay some money for a lawyer?
Call the New York City Bar Legal Referral Service: 212.626.7373

Are you unable to pay for a lawyer?
Call our free Legal Hotline: 212.626.7383. You can also apply for help from the Hotline online.

Are you looking for a specific CBJC project?

Not sure where to call first?

Call our Legal Hotline

• Monday – Thursday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
• Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

You can also apply for help online:
Click here to apply
How to call a specific CBJC Project

Cancer Advocacy Project

Consumer Bankruptcy Project

Elderlaw Project

Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project

Foreclosure Prevention Project

Immigrant Justice Project

LGBT Advocacy Project

Neighborhood Entrepreneur Law Project

Planning & Estates Law Project

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