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Legal Assistance

Legal Assistance 

If you are in need of legal assistance, here are local and national organizations you might consider using. Please note that The Cooper Union is not endorsing any organization or service, nor are we responsible for the content of websites that we link to that are not controlled by Cooper.

Cabrini Immigrant Services of NYC is a multi-service community and faith-based agency based in the Lower East Side that provides a range of services including select immigration-related legal services.

City Bar Justice Center provides legal assistance to individuals in need by using it’s extensive connection with the NYC legal community.

CUNY Citizenship Now! provides free and confidential immigration law services.

Kathryn O. Greenberg Immigration Justice Clinic of Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law responds to the need for quality legal representation for indigent immigrants facing deportation. More info about the clinic.

Immigrant Community Law Center provides high-quality, affordable, and trustworthy immigration legal representation by a multilingual staff.

Immigrant Justice Project provides free legal services for asylee seekers, TPS applicants, DACA, victims of human trafficking and violent crimes, and other forms of relief.  

Legal Aid Society is the oldest private, not-for-profit legal services organization providing quality representation to low-income New Yorkers.

National Immigration Law Center is dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of low-income immigrants.

UnLocal, Inc. seeks to re-imagine the way legal services are delivered to immigrants in New York City. They are committed to serving the unmet legal needs of New York City’s 

Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts provides low-cost or free legal services for qualifying artists in New York.

 

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