Legal Assistance Clinic

The NYLAG Legal Clinic for Pro Se Litigants in the Southern District of New York is a free legal clinic staffed by attorneys and paralegals to assist those who are representing themselves or planning to represent themselves in civil lawsuits in the Southern District of New York. The Clinic, which is not part of or run by the Court, assists litigants with federal civil cases including cases involving civil rights, employment discrimination, labor law, social security benefits, foreclosure and tax.

As a public health precaution, the New York Legal Assistance Group’s Legal Clinic for Pro Se Litigants has temporarily suspended all in-person client meetings as of Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Limited scope legal assistance will continue to be provided, but only by appointment and only over the phone. During this time, we cannot assist walk-in visitors to the clinic.

If you need the assistance of the clinic, please call 212-659-6190 and leave a message, including your telephone number, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Notice For Pro Se Litigants

To make an appointment for a consultation, call (212) 659-6190 or stop by the Clinic during office hours. Please note that a government-issued photo ID is required to enter the building.

New York Legal Assistance Group Flyer

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Thurgood Marshall

United States Courthouse

40 Centre Street, Room LL22
New York, New York 10007

Open weekdays from
10:00am - 4:00pm


The clinic offers in-person appointments only. The clinic does not offer assistance over the phone or by email.

The Hon. Charles L. Brieant Jr.

Federal Building and Courthouse

300 Quarropas St
White Plains, NY 10601

Open Wednesday
12:00pm - 4:00pm


The clinic is closed on federal and court holidays