Access Justice Brooklyn partners 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.
If you have a legal problem and you cannot afford to hire an attorney, you may be eligible for free legal services. Similar to other legal service agencies, Access Justice Brooklyn uses income guidelines to determine who is eligible for free help. The guidelines are based on a percentage of the federal poverty level. We can assist residents of Brooklyn living at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines. For more information on our service areas and to view helpful legal education resources, please see below.
COVID-19 Response: In 2020, we launched two initiatives in partnership to assist healthcare workers and their families in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are an 1199SEIU member looking for more information on our COVID-19 Frontline Workers Initiative, click here.
Advanced Life Planning: We help relieve the stress of planning for end of life concerns by assisting with the preparation of wills, healthcare proxies, and power of attorney.
Consumer Debt & Bankruptcy: We assist in reordering finances through Chapter 7 bankruptcy petitions and operate courthouse clinics, providing free legal advice and limited scope representation to help people with an array of consumer debt problems.
Family Stabilization: We provide assistance to families and individuals in crisis, providing representation and counsel on a variety of family law matters including child and spousal support, custody, visitation, uncontested divorce, and Article 17-A Guardianship.
Homeowner Assistance: We provide foreclosure intervention and prevention services to support Brooklyn homeowners.
Immigration: In partnership with other organizations, we provide critical assistance to immigrants and other foreign-born New Yorkers.
Senior Assistance: We assist with advance directives, consumer protection, foreclosure prevention, deed and mortgage scams, and other issues of particular relevance to older adults.
Access Justice Brooklyn
44 Court Street, Suite 1206
Brooklyn, NY 11201