We partner with compassionate pro bono attorneys to provide high-quality, civil legal services that help ensure equal access to the legal system. Our primary referral areas prioritize essential aspects of life, with a focus toward family stability, aging safely and comfortably, personal finances, housing, and freedom of movement.
Access Justice Brooklyn recognizes that the balance of inequity shifts when people have legal support, as they are more likely to achieve the results they need. Without people working together to do what we do, many Brooklynites would have no access to legal advice, representation to defend their rights, or justice.
Every day in Brooklyn, people with low incomes—especially in marginalized communities—face legal challenges alone. Barriers to representation and affordable support complicate an already unbalanced system. We believe the system only works fairly when all Brooklynites have the means to access and achieve justice.
Providing civil legal services to Brooklynites in need is critical, but we can’t do it alone. Everyone, whether an attorney or not, can help us expand access to the legal system and realize our vision of justice for all.
Access Justice Brooklyn Model in Action: A Year in Review
New Yorkers Benefited
Volunteers trained and supervised
Hours donated by compassionate volunteers
“My family was relieved, we could live normally. We can breathe, we didn’t have to pack our bags up and try to find out where to go. I want to thank Access Justice Brooklyn for getting us out of foreclosure.”
Jamie, Access Justice Brooklyn Client