Other Resources

DISCLAIMER: The resources listed below are provided to website visitors for information-only purposes and the selection of these resources should not be construed as an endorsement or legal advice.  Reference to these resources does not establish an attorney-client relationship with VLA.

This Directory was updated March, 2017

For the National Directory of Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, click here.

Actor’s Fund Career Center
(www.actorsfund.org/services-and-programs/career-center)
Actor’s Fund Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts
(http://www.actorsfund.org/services-and-programs/healthcare-and-health-insurance)

Artists Rights Society
(http://www.arsny.com/)
212-966-4110
Intellectual property rights for visual artists

Arts Services Initiative of Western New York
(https://www.asiwny.org/)
716-362-8389

Brooklyn Bar Association Volunteer Lawyers Project
718-624-3894
Brooklyn residents only

Center for Arts Education
212-971-3300

Center for Art Law 
(https://itsartlaw.com/)
917-719-6815

Episcopal Actor’s Guild
(https://itsartlaw.com/)
212-685-2927

Foundation Center 
(https://foundationcenter.org/)
212-620-4230

Fractured Atlas
(www.fracturedatlas.org)
888-692-7878
Fiscal Sponsorship

Law Help
(https://www.lawhelp.org/)

National Writers Union
(https://nwu.org/)
212-254-0279

New York City Bar Justice Center’s Legal Hotline 
(www.nycbar.org/for-the-public/free-legal-services)
212-626-7383

New York City Bar Referral Service
(www.nycbar.org/get-legal-help)
212-626-7373

New York Foundation for the Arts
(www.nyfa.org)
212-366-6900

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
(https://www.nypl.org/locations/lpa)

Off-Broadway League
(www.offbroadway.org)
646-588-4779

PEN America
(https://pen.org)
646-981-0688
Writers and artists advocates

SCORE NYC
(www.newyorkcity.score.org)
(212) 264-4507
Business mentorship

Volunteers of Legal Services (VOLS)
(www.volsprobono.org/)

212-966-4400
(Including Commercial Lease Assistance Program)

Government

US Copyright Office
202-707-3000
(www.copyright.gov)
(Including Commercial Lease Assistance Program)

US Patent and Trademark Office
800-786-9199
(www.uspto.gov)

US Small Business Administration
800-827-5722
(https://www.sba.gov/)

NY Attorney General Consumer Frauds and Protection Bureau
800-771-7755

Bankruptcy

NYC Bankruptcy Assistance Project
646-442-3630
Through Legal Services NYC

Consumer Bankruptcy Project
212-626-7383
Through NY City Bar Justice Center

Civil Rights

New York Civil Liberties Union
(www.nyclu.org)
212-607-3300
Civil liberty claims against the government

Criminal Defense

Legal Aid Society
212-577-3300
(www.legal-aid.org)

Re-entry Resource Center
(www.reentry.net/ny)

Prisoners Legal Services of New York
607-273-2283

Disability Benefits

Bronx Independent Living Services
(www.bils.org)
718-515-2800

Brooklyn Center for Independence of the Disabled
718-998-3000

Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A
(www.bka.org)
718-487-2300

Legal Aid Society
(www.legal-aid.org)
212-577-3300

Legal Services NYC
(www.legalservicesnyc.org)
646-442-3600

NY Legal Assistance Group
(www.nylag.org)
212-613-5000

The Door
(www.door.org)
212-941-9090

Employment

Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation
(www.bka.org)
718-487-2300

Legal Aid Society
(www.legal-aid.org)
212-577-3300

Legal Services NYC
(www.legalservicesnyc.org)
646-442-3600

U.S. EEOC
(www.eeoc.gov)
800-669-4000
Federal Employment Agency

The Bronx Defenders
718-838-7878

Freelancers Union
(https://www.freelancersunion.org/app/)

Family Law

Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation
(www.bka.org)
718-487-2300

Children’s Rights
(www.childrensrights.org)
888-283-2210

Her Justice (formerly InMotion)
(www.herjustice.org)
212-695-3800
For low income women

Legal Aid Society
(www.legal-aid.org)
212-577-3300

Legal Services NYC
(www.legalservicesnyc.org)
646-442-3600

NY Legal Assistance Group
(www.nylag.org)
212-613-5000

The Door
(www.door.org)
212-941-9090

The New Start Project
(www.newstartproject.com)
646-619-1272

The Bronx Defenders
718-838-7878

Housing Law

Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation A
(www.bka.org)
718-487-2300

Legal Aid Society
(www.legal-aid.org)
212-577-3300

The Door
(www.door.org)
212-941-9090

Urban Justice Center
(www.urbanjustice.org)
646-459-3017

Housing Conservation Coordinators
(www.hcc-nyc.org)
212-541-5996

The Bronx Defenders
718-838-7878

Immigration

City Bar Justice Center
(www.nycbar.org)
212-626-7383

Her Justice (formerly InMotion)
(www.herjustice.org)                                                                       
212-695-3800
For low income women

Human Rights First
(www.humanrightsfirst.org)
212-845-5200
Asylum cases only

KIND (Kids in Need of Defense)
(www.supportkind.org)
Apply online
Assists immigrant children facing deportation

Legal Aid Society
(www.legal-aid.org)
212-577-3300

Legal Services NYC
(www.legalservicesnyc.org)
646-442-3600

NY Legal Assistance Group
(www.nylag.org)
212-613-5000

The Door
(www.door.org)
212-941-9090

Center for Immigrants Rights Inc.
212-531-3011

The Bronx Defenders
718-838-7878

Tamizdat
(www.tamizdat.org)
718-254-0022
Emergency immigration assistance for artists 

Incarceration

Re-entry Resource Center
(www.reentry.net/ny)
Visit website

Prisoners Legal Services of New York
607-273-2283

The Innocence Project at Cardozo School of Law
(info@innocenceproject.org)

Mediation

Columbia Law School Mediation Clinic
212-854-4291

Community Mediation Services
718-523-6868

MediateArt
(www.vlany.org/mediatart)
212-319-2787
Arts related mediation

Nonprofit

Lawyer’s Alliance for New York
(www.lawyersalliance.org)
212-219-1800

Pro Bono Partnership
(www.probonopartner.org)
914-328-0674

Real Estate

Lawyer’s Alliance for New York
(www.lawyersalliance.org)
212-219-1800
Nonprofits only

Start Small, Think Big
(www.startsmallthinkbig.org)
646-723-4053
Commercial leases only

VOLS Commercial Lease Assistance Program
Comprehensive Guide to Commercial Leasing in New York City

Tax

Brooklyn Legal Services Corporation
(www.bka.org)
718-487-2300
Nonprofits only

Lawyer’s Alliance for New York
(www.lawyersalliance.org)
212-219-1800
Nonprofits only

 Legal Services NYC
(www.legalservicesnyc.org)
646-442-3600
For individuals – may be limited to certain boroughs

IRS: Federal Tax Information
800-829-1040

Start Small, Think Big
(www.startsmallthinkbig.org)
646-723-4053

Veterans Rights

City Bar Justice Center
(www.nycbar.org)
212-626-7383

National Organization of Social Security Claimants Representatives
201-567-4288