24 Aviation Rd Suite 101 Albany NY 12208 Tel: (518) 435-1770 Fax: (518) 435-1773


As of Monday, March 16, 2020, The Legal Project will be observing limited office hours. People will be seen by appointment only. Please call (518) 435-1770 and leave a message to make an appointment.  Your call will be returned within 24 hours.

Thank you for your patience.

The Legal Project actualmente está observando horarios de oficina limitados. Las personas serán vistas solo con cita previa. Por favor llame al (518) 435-1770 y deje un mensaje para hacer una cita. Su llamada será devuelta dentro de las 24 horas.

Gracias por su paciencia.



Remember that you are not alone and supports remain available to you.

  • The New York State Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline is 1-800-942-6906,  English & español/Multi-language Accessibility. Deaf or Hard of Hearing: 711. 

  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 24/7, confidential and free:1-800-799-7233.

  • The National Sexual Assault Hotline is 24/7, confidential and free:800.656.HOPE (4673).

  • The Strong Hearts Native Helpline for domestic/sexual violence is available 7am-10pm CT, confidential, and specifically for Native communities:1−844-762-8483.

  • The Trans LifeLine for peer support for trans folks 9am-3am CT:1-877-565-8860.  This hotline is staffed exclusively by trans operators and is the only crisis line with a policy against non-consensual active rescue.

  • The Deaf Hotline is available 24/7 through video phone (1-855-812-1001), email and chat for Deaf, DeafBlind, DeafDisabled survivors.

  • National Parent Helpline Monday -Friday 12pm-9am CT emotional support and advocacy for parents:1-855-2736.

You can also contact your local domestic violence program. Here are some useful numbers for those in the Capital District of New York:

  • Albany County Equinox, Inc. 24 Hour Hotline: 518-432-7865.

  • Saratoga County https://www.wellspringcares.org/ LLSPRING 24 Hour Hotline: 518-584-8188 o Schenectady County YWCA of Northeastern New York 24 Hour Hotline: 518-374-3386.

Here are a few suggestions for survivors that may make this uncertain time feel a little bit safer:

1.  Create a safety plan.  A safety plan is a personalized, practical plan that includes ways to remain safe while in a relationship, planning to leave, or after you leave. The National Domestic Violence Hotline can help create a safety plan for anyone who is concerned about their own safety or the safety of someone else.

You and your partner may be told by either or both of your employers to work remotely to limit social interaction. Having a safety plan laid out can help you to protect yourself during this stressful time. You can learn more about safety plans here, and you can find an interactive guide to safety planning here.

2.  Reach out for help.  While people are encouraged to stay at home, you may feel isolated from your friends and family. Even if you are isolated, try to maintain social connections online or over the phone, if it is safe to do so, and try to stick to your daily routines as much as possible. See the phone numbers above for assistance.

Providing civil legal services for you for 25 years

 This year, The Legal Project is proud to celebrate 25 years of helping the people of the Capital Region get vital civil legal services.  We provide civil legal services and supports for the most vulnerable people in our community, including the working poor, women, immigrants and the LGBTQ community.  We have grown steadily since our founding in 1995, and we currently have over 300 pro bono attorneys and staff ready to assist you in 11 counties across New York state.

The Legal Project, located in Albany, New York, is a private, independent, not-for-profit organization founded by the Capital District Women's Bar Association in 1995.   We are a unique legal services firm in that we help the working poor with their civil legal needs - those who "on paper" make too much money to qualify for programs for the indigent, but who do not earn enough to pay the fees of private attorneys.

We provide innovative, cost-effective services that are collaborative and that focus on unmet needs in our communities.  We are the primary provider of domestic violence civil legal services in the Capital District.  We have over 250 pro bono attorneys who participate in our programs, 38 staff including 17 staff attorneys and we served over 4,000 clients last year.

At The Legal Project, we envision a world where all people have access to justice and equal protections under the law.  Click here to read more about our mission, vision, values and history...

We hope you will read about the exciting activities and events we have planned for our 25th Anniversary this year, and that you will be able to join us to help us celebrate.

All programs and services have specific eligibility requirements.  Please call us for more information at (518) 435-1770.  We are located at 24 Aviation Road, Suite 101, Albany, New York.  Call The Legal Project at (518) 435-1770, fax us at (518) 435-1773 or email us to make an appointment at info@legalproject.org

Our Legal Clinics offer free, private and confidential consultations with experienced attorneys about most civil legal topics, held at community agencies and organizations.  Please click here for more information...


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Please click on any of our services below to find out more.


Help for Domestic Violence Victims

Help for Domestic Violence Victims

Help for Domestic Violence Victims

We provide legal consultations in person, via telephone and remote technology, as well as representation for family court and divorces for victims of domestic violence.  We know that legal action can be overwhelming, and we are here to help you through the process.

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Immigration Legal Network

Help for Domestic Violence Victims

Help for Domestic Violence Victims

We will help you with free, private and confidential legal consultations and representation.  We also offer educational programs on various immigration issues. 


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Homeowner Protection

Help for Domestic Violence Victims

Homeowner Protection

Are you facing foreclosure and don't know what legal steps you can take?  We can help.  We provide legal advice and representation to homeowners who are facing foreclosure, need assistance with settlement conferences, loan modifications and other services.

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Campus Violence Legal Connection

Campus Violence Legal Connection

Campus Violence Legal Connection

We assist college students who have been victimized by interpersonal violence and who are in need of legal advice and assistance.

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Crime Victims Legal Assistance

Campus Violence Legal Connection

Campus Violence Legal Connection

We provide free legal advice and representation to victims of crime including landlord/tenant, family court, victim compensation and many other services.

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Human Trafficking Survivors Help

Campus Violence Legal Connection

Human Trafficking Survivors Help

If you are a survivor of Human Trafficking, we can help you.  We offer free, private and confidential consultations legal consultations as well as a wide range of services.

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The Legal Project

24 Aviation Rd Suite 101 Albany, NY 12205 US

Tel: (518) 435-1770 Fax: (518) 435-1773 Email: info@legalproject.org


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