Answered By: Deborah L. Heller
Last Updated: Aug 22, 2019     Views: 158

There are lawyer referral services available as follows in New York:


  • Legal information for NY residents who cannot afford an attorney
  • Lists legal hotlines for specific legal problems
  • Available in multiple languages
  • Offers live help, brochures, information for people representing themselves
  • Interactive forms 

New York Court Help

  • Lawyer referral service (links to bar associations and LawHelpNY)
  • Includes information about courts and forms

New York State Bar Association Lawyer Referral and Information Service

  • 1-800-342-3661
  • Does not list attorneys for Albany, Bronx, Brooklyn, Broome, Dutchess, Erie, Monroe, Nassau, New York, Onondaga, Orange, Putnam, Queens, Richmond, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, nor Westchester but will refer you to an organization that does.

Westchester County Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service

  • (914) 761-5151
  • Office Hours – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday

New York City Bar Legal Referral Service

  • 212-626-7373
  • Offers live help