LeGaL's Pro Bono Walk-In Clinics

LeGaL's Pro Bono Walk-In Clinics

Need legal guidance? LeGaL's volunteer lawyers are here to help.


LeGaL's Clinics

The LGBT Bar Association Foundation of Greater New York ("LeGaL") offers several pro bono legal clinics devoted to serving the LGBTQ community. The clinics are staffed by volunteer attorneys who are available to provide general guidance and legal referrals, but not legal representation. Each visitor can expect to have a 15-20 minute consultation with our volunteer attorneys.  LeGaL holds weekly clinics in Manhattan and Newark, monthly clinics in Harlem and the Bronx, and a Youth Clinic with Sanctuary for Families.


Manhattan Weekly Walk-In Clinic

Who runs the legal clinic?

The LeGaL Foundation is pleased to provide a pro bono legal clinic devoted to serving the LGBTQ community of NYC.

What kind of help is offered?

The clinic is staffed by volunteer attorneys who are available to provide general guidance and legal referrals, but not legal representation. Each visitor can expect to have a 15 – 20 minute consultation with our volunteer attorneys.

When and where is the clinic held?

The legal clinic is held every Tuesday from 6:00-8:00 p.m. (excluding holidays) at The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in Manhattan. The Center is located at 208 West 13th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues); the Center’s phone number is 212-620-7310. For additional information, visit The Center's website.

Do I need an appointment?

No appointment is necessary, but you should arrive prior to 6:45 p.m. to ensure that you can be seen.

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The New Jersey LGBTQ Pro Bono Legal Assistance Project

Who runs the legal clinic?

The LeGaL Foundation, in partnership with North Jersey Community Research Initiative (NJCRI), is pleased to provide a free pro bono legal clinic devoted to serving the LGBTQ community of Newark (you don’t have to live in Newark to qualify for assistance).

What kind of help is offered?

The clinic is staffed by volunteer attorneys who are available to provide general guidance and referrals, but not representation, for legal issues affecting gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people. Each visitor can expect to have a 15 – 20 minute consultation with our volunteer attorneys.

When and where is the clinic held?

The legal clinic is held every Saturday from 6:00-7:00 p.m. at NJCRI's Project WOW! Youth Center

Project WOW! is located at 393 Central Avenue in Newark. For More information, please contact NJCRI Manager of LGBTQ Services, Julio Roman at j.roman@NJCRI.org or 973-483-3444 (Ext. 251).

Do I need an appointment?

No appointment is necessary.

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LGBT Youth Clinic (Manhattan)

Who runs the legal clinic?

The LGBTQ Youth Qlinic (the “Qlinic”) is a project of The LeGaL Foundation in collaboration with Sanctuary for Families’ Pro Bono Council to provide free short-term limited scope legal services to LGBTQ youth.  The Qlinic takes place on Saturday evenings at the Church of St. Luke in the Fields in coordination with Art & Acceptance, a weekly program that provides a safe space and community for lesbian, gay, transgender, gender non-conforming, questioning, and allied youth ages 16-24, many of whom are homeless or struggling with unstable living situations.

What kind of help is offered?

It is the goal of the Qlinic to intervene in the cycle of alienation, discrimination, and exploitation that marginalizes LGBTQ homeless youth.  Through short-term legal consultations and referrals, the Qlinic connects youth participants of Art & Acceptance to legal resources to address critical needs.  In each consultation, Qlinic Volunteer Attorneys identify legal issues and remedies that may be available to youth participants, and, if appropriate, refer youth participants to legal services organizations that  can offer further guidance or representation.  In providing these services, the Qlinic aims to foster an atmosphere of acceptance and inclusiveness, and to communicate to youth participants that their needs are visible and important and that their voices are heard.

When and where is the clinic held?

The clinic is held from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. every Saturday at the Church of St. Luke in the Fields in coordination with the Art & Acceptance outreach program.

St. Luke in the Fields is located at 487 Hudson St. (between Christopher St. and Barrow St.); the church's phone number is (212) 414-9419. For additional information on St. Luke in the Fields, please visit www.stlukeinthefields.org.

 

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SAGE-Harlem Monthly Walk-in Clinic

Who runs the legal clinic?

The City Bar Justice Center LGBT Advocacy Project, in partnership with the LeGaL Foundation and SAGE, is pleased to provide a monthly legal clinic devoted to serving local LGBT seniors.

What kind of help is offered?

The clinics consist of a presentation on specific legal issues important to LGBT seniors, a question and answer session, followed by one-on-one meetings with a volunteer attorney. The attorneys at the clinic are available to provide general guidance and legal referrals, but not legal representation.

When and where is the clinic held?

The legal clinic is held on the third Thursday of every month from 1:00-2:00 p.m. (excluding holidays) at SAGE Center Harlem.

SAGE Center Harlem is located at 127 West 127th Street, Suite 407 (between Lenox Ave. and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd.) in the Communal Room; their phone number is (646) 660-8954. For additional information, visit sageusa.org.

Do I need an appointment?

No appointment is necessary; walk-ins welcome.

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SAGE-Harlem clinic


SAGE-Bronx Monthly Walk-in Clinic

Who runs the legal clinic?

The City Bar Justice Center LGBT Advocacy Project, in partnership with the LeGaL Foundation and SAGE, is pleased to provide a monthly legal clinic devoted to serving local LGBT seniors.

What kind of help is offered?

The clinics consist of a presentation on specific legal issues important to LGBT seniors, a question and answer session, followed by one-on-one meetings with a volunteer attorney. The attorneys at the clinic are available to provide general guidance and legal referrals, but not legal representation.

When and where is the clinic held?

The legal clinic is held on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 1:30-2:30 p.m. (excluding holidays) at SAGE Center Bronx.

SAGE Center Bronx is located at 260 East 188th Street, 2nd Floor, in the Communal Room; their phone number is (718) 960-3354. For additional information, visit sageusa.org.

Do I need an appointment?

No appointment is necessary; walk-ins welcome.

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SAGE-Harlem clinic