What Is Legal Aid ?
The Legal Aid Society of Mid-New York, Inc. is a not-for-profit law office. We provide free legal information, advice and representation to people who can't afford a lawyer.
Please note: we only handle civil (non-criminal) legal problems.
What Counties Do We Serve?
Broome, Cayuga, Chenango, Cortland, Delaware, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Madison, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego and Otsego.
We also serve farmworkers anywhere in New York State.
Who Are Our Clients ?
Our clients come from many different backgrounds. They are working people, families and people with disabilities. They are senior citizens, veterans, and people who get public benefits. They are U.S. citizens, immigrants and refugees, and temporary workers.
You may qualify for services based on your income and family size. To find out if you qualify, call or visit an office near you. If you are 60 or over, or if you are a victim of family violence, you may qualify for our services even if you are not low-income.
We provide free, trained interpreters for people with limited ability in English and people with hearing impairments. All phones have voice/TDD access and access to interpreters in over 150 languages. We will provide you with a free, trained interpreter face-to-face or by phone when you visit.
To access our Limited English Proficiency Policy and our Limited English Proficiency Procedure Manual, click on the links below. Please feel free to copy and use all or any part of these materials, provided you acknowledge us as the source of the materials.