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LEGAL ASSISTANCE

Senior Legal Assistance assists older persons in advocating for their rights, benefits and entitlements. Services in non-criminal matters are provided by attorneys, paralegals, mediators and range from advice and drafting of simple legal documents to representation in complex litigation. Services include disseminating information about legal issues to older persons, service groups and bar associations through lectures, group discussions, and the media.

In order to receive services, you need to meet the following criteria:

  • You are considered low-income or are over 60 years of age.
  • You have a civil (non-criminal) legal problem and need information, advice, or representation.
  • You do not already have a lawyer or legal service assisting you.


The free Legal Services may be available in the following areas:

  • Public Housing
  • Possible Discrimination
  • Consumer / Debt
  • Public Utilities
  • Benefits programs such as SSI, Medicare, etc.
  • Domestic Violence
  • Other Resources