Domestic Violence Legal Connection

When you need help, you can count on us.

We can help you find safety and independence from your abuser by providing confidential, free, and low cost legal assistance. The Domestic Violence Legal Connection provides free consultations and pro bono/reduced fee representation in our offices and at domestic violence programs.


We can:


- Explain the law and how the court works
- Discuss your rights and options so you can make informed Choices
- Provide attorney representation
- Make referrals to advocacy, support groups, shelters, and other services


Pro Bono Services:


We provide free legal services to victims of domestic violence who are income eligible or who may not have access to funds.


We offer: - Free consultations on a wide variety of legal issues resulting from domestic violence


- Representation in divorce matters


- Attorneys who will represent you in Family Court to assist you in obtaining an Order of Protection and help you resolve custody and visitation, support, and other legal issues


Reduced Fee Matrimonial Services:


If you do not qualify for our free services due to income or property and can’t afford a private attorney, we may be able to assist you.


We can:


- Draft, negotiate and file separation agreements
- Represent you in contested or uncontested divorces


Sliding scale and other payment options are available. All programs and services have specific eligibility requirements.  Please call us for more information at (518) 435-1770. 

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What people are saying about our program

 “Everyone I spoke to [at TLP] was patient, and knowledgeable of what I needed to know! So helpful also...I already have recommended your service to several people I know. My attorney kept me informed of everything, so kind and patient, funny too! Thanks to all at The Legal Project.”  



“My attorney and her staff are extremely courteous and professional.”  


“My attorney was very helpful and respectful.  He helped me to get on my feet and then turn my financial life around for the better after my divorce.” 


“You guys were absolutely wonderful to me.  I can’t thank you enough. Thank you for all of your hard work.”  


“I never thought I would get a divorce from my abusive husband.  I got my divorce because of your office.  I have so much hope in my life now.”  


“After putting up for 13 years of abuse from my ex-husband my heart is smiling once again.  I went through so much, and lost all of my belongings.  I never thought I could get a divorce because I’m broke.  I went from just having the clothes on my back, to getting a job, to getting everything back that I lost, to getting a divorce. Thank you so much for your help and for giving me a chance.”