Federal Pro Se Legal Assistance Project

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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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  • NELP – Legal Clinic

    A small business legal clinic will be held at the offices of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP located at 4 Times Square, New York, NY 10036. By subway, this location is accessible via the B,D,F, and M trains to the 42nd St. Bryant Park Station. To register for an appointment, please click here or contact NELP at (212) 382-6633.

  • NELP – Legal Clinic

    A small business legal clinic will be held in the Zannino Conference Room (1st floor) at Pace University, located at One Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038. By subway, this location is accessible via the 2/3 trains to the Fulton Street Station. To register for an appointment, please contact Pace’s Small Business Development Center at (212) 618-6655 or click here to request an appointment.