Nassau County Help Center

Legal Resources in Nassau County - Information to Help You When You Don't Have an Attorney (Recursos legales en el condado de Nassau - Información para ayudar cuando no tiene un abogado.)

Quick Links

Access to Justice Community Resource Guide

Court Templates and Forms

Free Legal Information and Help

Need a Lawyer?

Looking up a pending Case

Need a Computer, Wi-Fi, Phone Access?(¿Necesita acceso a Computadora, Wi-Fi, o Teléfono?)

Visit one of the locations below for free Wi-Fi, computer, scanning and telephone access to complete and file court papers or appear for virtual hearings. Visitors may also receive technical support and limited procedural and legal guidance from pro bono attorneys and law students, during limited hours.


Supreme Court - Court Information Center
100 Supreme Court Drive, 2nd Floor Library
Mineola, NY 11501

District Court - Court Resource Center
99 Main Street, Lower Level
Hempstead, NY 11550
(Free WiFi, computer, scanning, and telephone only)

Court Templates and Forms (Plantillas y Formularios de la Corte)

Filing a Family Court Petition: To file Nassau County Family Court petitions, you may email: (1) a Nassau County Family Court Information Sheet; (2) the completed petition; and (3) any required supporting documents to [email protected]. First complete fillable forms on computer, then save document to computer desktop.  Next, open your email account from new tab in web browser.  Create email, attach documents and send email to above address.   

Free Legal Information and Help (Información Legal Gratuita y Ayuda)

  • Court Help for the Self-Represented
  • Court Help - Criminal
  • Legal Hand - (assistance including housing, family, employment, immigration, domestic violence, consumer debt and public benefits.) Telephone (516) 550-4551.Hours: Mon. (11am-5pm); Tues. (11am-7pm); Wed. (11am-5pm); Thurs. (11am-5pm) Fri. (10am-2pm) and Sat. (9am-11am). 
  • Family Legal Care - (assistance including child support, custody/visitation and domestic violence). Telephone: (212) 343-1122.
    • Family Law Online Navigator - This app allows users to build  a tailored report on their particular family law concern. It's QUICK, ANONYMOUS, & FREE - great way to start addressing your family law issue. 
  • Ask a Law Librarian - The Ask a Law Librarian service is a remote legal service open to the general public. It is staffed by NYS Court System law library personnel from around the state and is intended to answer legal reference questions posed by the public. Law Librarians can provide assistance with locating legal information but  cannot provide legal advice.
  • LawHelpNY - (assistance including housing, money & taxes, family and safety, immigration, public benefits, and  workers rights.)
  • The Safe Center LI - (assistance and services for adult and child victims of domestic violence/dating violence, human trafficking, elder abuse,  and sexual assault). Hotline: (516) 542-0404
  • Nassau Suffolk Law Services - (assistance including housing, landlord/tenant, matrimonial, guardianship 17A, public benefit, and name change.) Telephone: (516) 292-8100
  • New York Legal Assistance Group NYLAG - (assistance including foreclosure prevention, LGBTQ Legal Issues, intimate partner violence; housing; critical health benefits seniors and individuals with disabilities; veterans benefits; subsistence benefits; immigration and amnesty; special education; unpaid wages.)
  • CARECEN -(Immigration legal services, community education, citizenship and English classes, and advocacy.) Telephone: 516-489-8330 (Nassau); 631-273-8721 (Suffolk)

Need a Lawyer? (¿Necesita un Abogado?)

Looking Up a Pending Case (Buscar un Caso Pendiente)

  • eCourts - Free case information services where you can find future appearance dates for cases in Criminal and Family Courts. You may also view information on both active and disposed cases in Civil Supreme and Local Civil Courts
  • webCriminal - WebCriminal provides information on criminal cases with future appearance dates for selected New York State Courts of criminal jurisdiction
  • webFamily - Provides case information for New York State Family Courts and Integrated Domestic Violence (IDV) Courts, with future appearances
  • NYSCEF - Civil Court (LL/T and No Fault) and Supreme Court Cases.