Pro bono Unit
The Suffolk Pro Bono Project provides pro bono attorney referrals for representation and other legal assistance to low-income clients. Pro Bono Project matters usually involve bankruptcy (Chapter 7) or divorce, although other cases are considered.
Due to the great demand for divorce representation, defendants and victims of domestic violence are given priority and often receive an attorney referral within a couple of months. However, we cannot guarantee that everyone will be found an attorney. Plaintiffs in divorce cases are considered according to availability of pro bono attorneys.
Child support litigants, both petitioners and respondents can call (631) 822-3279 to receive pro se (self-help) assistance by phone. Representation in court is not provided.
17A Guardianships: Pro bono attorneys are available to assist clients in completing petitions and gathering documents to obtain guardianship of developmentally disabled young adult children transitioning to adulthood (18 years old).
The SSI/SSD Application Project provides free legal assistance to individuals in both Nassau and Suffolk applying for Social Security Disability benefits (SSI or SSD). The assistance provided by the pro bono attorney is limited to completing the initial application and providing help obtaining medical records and other medical evidence to support the application.
The Citizenship Project helps legal permanent residents (Green Card holders) complete citizenship applications. Please call for eligibility: 631-822-3282.