Legal Assistance

Legal matters are vitally important to neighborhood-serving organizations, but the cost of a legal consultation can be daunting. We partner with the Lawyers Alliance for New York to provide legal, compliance, and governance support to community-based organizations — for free.

Whether you have questions about how to incorporate your organization, your lease or some other type of contract, or the roles and responsibilities of your organization’s leadership, we will put you in touch with an attorney who can offer pro-bono services.

Who Can Apply

  • Nonprofit community-based organizations (BIDs, local development corporations, merchants associations, and other organizations) operating in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods within the five boroughs of New York City;
  • Nonprofit organizations incorporated in New York State;
  • Organizations compliant with annual State and Federal filing requirements.

How to Apply

Please email to request an application form. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis through May 1, 2020.

Contact us for more information.