Legal Aid Society


The Legal Aid Society is a private, not-for-profit legal services organization, the oldest and largest in the nation, dedicated since 1876 to providing quality legal representation to low-income New Yorkers. It is dedicated to one simple but powerful belief: that no New Yorker should be denied access to justice because of poverty.

The Society handles 300,000 individual cases and matters annually and provides a comprehensive range of legal services in three areas: the Civil, Criminal and Juvenile Rights Practices. Unlike the Society's Criminal and Juvenile Rights Practices, which are constitutionally mandated and supported by government, the Civil Practice relies heavily on private contributions.



  199 Water St., New York NY, 10038    Map this

Contact Numbers

(212) 577-3300
Fax:  (212) 509-8761

Legal Counsel

Attorney-in-Chief & Chief Executive Officer - Janet Sabel
(212) 577-3646
Attorney-in-Charge, Civil Practice - Adriene Holder
(212) 577-3583