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Social Service Resources in Nassau County: Legal Assistance

This guide can help you find resources for housing/shelter, food, financial assistance,and medical insurance.

Legal Aid

Legal Aid Society of Nassau County 

provides free, legal representation to those facing criminal prosecution and are not able to hire an attorney.  Legal AId also has a small practice to help in matters of child custody and child support.

Legal Aid Society of Nassau County

40 Main Street Hempstead, NY 11550

Telephone: 516.560.6400 Fax: 516.572.1957

Nassau Suffolk Law Servcices

Nassau Suffolk Law Services 

is a community based poverty law program that provides free, legal assistance in civil matters, such as housing, debt, foreclosure, health care, social security issues and services for low income veterans.  They also provide legal assistance for people with special needs. They do not provide assistance in criminal matters.

     ‚Äč1 Helen Keller Way - 5th Floor

     Hempstead, NY 11550-3903

     Telephone: 516.292.8100

     Fax: 516.292.6529


The Re-Entry Project

The Re-Entry Project helps people with criminal convictions reintegrate into the community. They help individuals:

with public benefits

food stamps

Social Security

Housing and employment discrimination

They also help:

    Provide legal advice on child support cases

    Work to seal criminal convictions

    Review RAP sheets for potential errors


For residents of Suffolk County: call 631.232.2400

Nassau County Bar Association

The Nassau County Bar Association is the leading source for legal information and services for the legal profession and the local community in Nassau County, Long Island, New York.

15th and West Streets

Mineola, NY 11501

Tel: 516.747.4070

Legal Hand

Legal Hand

At Legal Hand, our trained non-lawyer community volunteers provide free legal information, assistance, and referrals to help you resolve issues that affect your life, in areas like employment, housing, family, immigration, domestic violence, and benefits, and prevent problems from turning into legal cases.

Legal Hand Values:

  • All are assisted regardless of income, immigration status, and residence.

  • No appointments are necessary.

  • There are no eligibility requirements.

  • All are welcome and treated with respect.

  • In addition to weekday hours, Legal Hand Centers are open on evenings and weekends.

  • Furthers the contribution that non-lawyers can make to expand access to justice.

Nassau and Suffolk Counties Call in Centers. You can contact the Legal Hand Call-In Center by telephone, text, email, and chat. We can also meet with you by video: 

Monday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Tuesday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

For Nassau County:

Call Us (516)550-4551

Text Us (516)550-4551

Email us at or fill out this contact form.

For Suffolk County:

Call Us (631)366-7096

Text Us (631)366-7096

Email us at or fill out this contact form.



The Federal Defenders of New York

The Federal Defenders of New York

The Federal Defenders of New York vigorously defends persons charged with federal crimes who cannot afford to hire an attorney. Our mission is straightforward: provide the highest-quality representation to our clients. Although we provide our services free of charge, our clients should receive the finest representation available at any price. We subscribe to a client-centered approach to legal representation.  Our lawyers work closely with investigators, social workers, paralegals, information technology specialists, and other experts to address all aspects of a client’s circumstances and obtain the best results possible.

Long Island                                                                              Brooklyn

100 Federal Plaza                                                                      One Pierrepont Plaza, 16th Floor

7th Floor, Room 770                                                                   300 Cadman Plaza West

Central Islip, NY 11722                                                              Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone - (631) 712-6500                                                             Phone - (718) 330-1200



52 Duane Street, 10th Floor

New York, NY 10007

Phone - (212) 417-8700