The NYS Courts Access to Justice Program partnered with the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG), a not-for-profit legal services provider, to operate the first Mobile Legal Help Center in New York State. The Mobile Legal Help Center (MLHC) was financed by NYLAG via a grant through the David Berg Initiative, and is owned and operated by NYLAG. The Mobile Center is a 35-foot custom-built command center type vehicle and is staffed by attorneys from the NYS Courts Access to Justice Program Volunteer Lawyer Programs, recent law school graduates, and NYLAG staff attorneys. It was established to bring the services of court-based Help Centers into the community by providing similar informational assistance, educational materials, and referrals to nonprofit agencies and organizations which are currently provided in existing court-based Help Centers.
The MLHC has established a schedule to help New Yorkers with low income in need of legal assistance who may have difficulty in getting to a courthouse. The MLHC travels throughout the five boroughs of New York City as well as, parts of Long Island and Westchester, focusing on locations with limited public transportation. For a list of scheduled events, view the Mobile Legal Help Center Calendar.
Visit NYLAG.org for more information about the Mobile Legal Help Center. Attorneys interested in volunteering with the Mobile Legal Help Center can contact Laurie Milder, Esq. at 646-386-3200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.