Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: November 21, 2014, 8:26 PM
The Legal Aid Society in New York City, the nation's oldest and largest provider of legal services to the indigent, is a private, non-profit legal services agency dedicated since 1876 to providing quality legal representation to New Yorkers who cannot afford to pay a private attorney. The Society's diverse practice and recognized leadership in the areas of civil legal work, criminal defense and juvenile justice make it a truly unique, full-service institution. Each year, our staff of approximately 900 lawyers and 800 support personnel provides comprehensive legal services to approximately 300,000 poor individuals and families throughout New York City's five boroughs.