Find an Attorney

The Office of the New York State Attorney General as the "People's Lawyer" is the guardian of the legal rights of the citizens of New York, its organizations and its natural resources. However, the Attorney General by law does not represent private individuals or provide legal advice, legal research or legal analysis to private individuals under any circumstances. The Attorney General's Office also cannot refer you to an attorney.

If you need legal advice or someone to handle your case, contact a private attorney. To find an attorney, contact your county bar association's attorney referral service. The State Bar of New York, The National Crime Victim Bar and the New York Courts also offer helpful public services.

If you cannot afford a private attorney, assistance may be available through a local Legal Aid Society or Bar Association.

Helpful Contacts:

There are a variety of organizations and agencies that may be able to provide assistance and support. Listing here is for informational purposes only and not an endorsement of the web content or the organization.

  • LawHelp.org/NY
    This website provides information on how to find free legal assistance in New York, learn about your legal rights, get information about the courts, and more. Information is organized by topic.
  • New York Courts
    This website provides information regarding New York Court procedures, forms, laws and how to locate an attorney throughout New York State.
  • New York State Bar Association
    This is the New York State Bar Association Lawyer Referral Center. Please consult this page for information on how to find an attorney in your area. The referral center also has information on associations throughout New York State that provide legal assistance if you cannot afford a private attorney.
  • The National Crime Victim Bar Association
    The National Crime Victim Bar Association provides technical support to attorneys representing crime victims in civil actions, refers crime victims to lawyers in their local area, and works to increase general awareness about the availability of civil remedies for victims of crime.

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