Elderlaw Project

Elderlaw Project

To get help from the Elderlaw Project, 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 Alexa Tovar is the project coordinator.


Not sure if this is the right project? Contact our free Legal Hotline at 212-626-7383.

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    The 2020 Spring Gala will take place at the New York City Bar Association on Wednesday, April 1, 2020.

  • NELP – Legal Presentation

    Thursday, March 19th 2020: (6:00pm – 8:00pm): A small business presentation on the topic of Commercial Leasing for Micro-entrepreneurs will take place at the Brooklyn Public Library, located at 10 Grand Army Plaza, 3rd Floor, Trustees Room, Brooklyn, NY 11238. By subway, this location is accessible via the 2/3 trains to the Eastern Parkway Station. To register for the presentation, please contact Miriam Colon of the Brooklyn Small Business Development Center at 718-791-0187.