Legal Services Programs

Lawyer Referral Information Service

Need a Lawyer? If you think you need a lawyer, chances are you do. People often postpone getting legal help because they do not know a lawyer or are unsure of how to choose one.

The Nassau County Bar Association established the Lawyer Referral Information Service (LRIS) to provide trained personalized assistance to help you find the right lawyer for your legal issue.

There are more than 500 participating private practice attorneys on the panel who have experience in all areas of the law. All are in good standing with the New York State Bar Association. It is important that you seek competent legal assistance before your situation becomes a serious problem. DON’T DELAY!

For personalized, confidential assistance, call the Lawyer Referral Information Service at 516-747-4832.

Mortgage Foreclosure Legal Consultation Clinics

In 2008, the Nassau County Bar Association, in partnership with Nassau/Suffolk Law Services, the Nassau Regional Office of the Attorney General and the County of Nassau, became the first bar association in New York State to address the looming mortgage foreclosure crisis by launching its Mortgage Foreclosure Pro Bono Project, a program that provides free legal assistance to help Nassau homeowners stave off foreclosure on their homes.

Free clinics provided one-on-one attorney guidance, bankruptcy assistance, home loan modification assistance and information about the Volunteer Lawyers Project, providing free legal assistance to residents who meet income requirements. Clinics are scheduled monthly, 3-6 P.M. at the Nassau County Bar Association.

To reserve your spot at the next Mortgage Foreclosure Clinic, please call the Nassau County Bar Association at 516-747-4070.

Bankruptcy Clinics

NCBA members provide pro bono legal assistance to indigent individuals who cannot afford attorneys and who meet income guidelines. The clinics are held bi-monthly at the NCBA headquarters, where attorneys review the individual’s financial situation to determine if bankruptcy is the best course of action.

For more information, contact
Nassau/Suffolk Law Services Committee
One Helen Keller Way
Hempstead, NY 11550-3903
(516) 292-8100

Alternative Dispute Resolution Tribunal

The NCBA has established an Alternative Dispute Resolution Tribunal. NCBA members are available as arbitrators or mediators for the resolution of disputes for the courts, litigants, parties to contracts and to the general public. More info or Download Brochure

Employment Dispute Resolution Program

The Nassau County Bar Association’s EDR program was created as an alternative to going to court to resolve statutory employment disputes between employers and employees. Both parties agree to be bound by the decision of a member of the panel of specially trained attorneys.

Veterans Advocacy Project

In 2007, the Nassau County Bar Association, working closely with the Nassau County Veterans Service Agency, launched the Veterans Advocacy Legal Project, a program to provide free legal assistance for returning veterans who face legal challenges resulting from their current military service. NCBA attorneys have volunteered to provide free (also known as pro bono) legal assistance to any returning veteran who may be facing such legal issues as discrimination in the workforce, credit penalties incurred during military service, or even eviction or foreclosure issues that may be a result of their military service.

Returning veterans wishing legal assistance may contact the Nassau County Bar Association’s Lawyer Referral Office at 516-747-4832 or