Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project

Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project

To get help from the Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project, call 212.382.4729.
Overview

The Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project of the City Bar Justice Center provides free, unbundled legal services to pro se litigants who cannot afford to hire an attorney. Examples of our services include:

  • Brief legal counseling
  • Advising litigants about potential federal claims prior to filing suit
  • Interpreting and explaining federal rules and procedures
  • Reviewing draft pleadings and correspondence with the court 

The Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project operates on-site at the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York’s Brooklyn courthouse. We assist pro se plaintiffs and defendants on a variety of federal legal issues, including civil rights, employment discrimination, and disability discrimination. The Project provides assistance through a full-time staff attorney, part-time project coordinator, pro bono attorneys, and law school interns.

We assist individuals with claims arising in Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island and Staten Island. We are unable to assist incarcerated litigants at this time.  

Individuals with claims arising in the Bronx, Manhattan, or Westchester should seek assistance from the Pro Se Legal Assistance Project in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

The Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project is directed by Cat Itaya, and Dylan Lee 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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Upcoming events
  • NELP – Legal Presentation

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018 (6:00 PM – 7:30 PM): A volunteer attorney will give a presentation on the topic of Commercial Lease at the Brooklyn Library, located at 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238. By subway, this location is accessible via the 2/3 to Grand Army Plaza. Registration is required as seating is limited. To RSVP, please call the Brooklyn Small Business Development Center at (718) 797-0187.

  • NELP – Legal Clinic

    Wednesday, December 12 , 2018 (5:30 PM – 7:30 PM): A small business legal clinic will be held in Brooklyn at the Brooklyn NYC Business Solutions Center, located at 9 Bond Street, 5th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11201. By subway, this location is accessible via the B/Q/R to DeKalb Av; 2/3 to Hoyt St; A/C/G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts; or the 2/3/4/5 to Nevins St. To register for an appointment, please call NELP at 212-382-6633.