Created through a partnership between NYLAG and the New York State Courts Access to Justice Program, with initial funding from the David Berg Foundation, the Mobile Legal Help Center is the country’s first-ever legal services office and courtroom on wheels. Attorneys provide counseling, advice, and direct representation without leaving the vehicle. A video link with the courts enables access to judges for emergency hearings, including domestic violence and eviction cases.
The Center contains four private meeting areas for attorneys and clients and is equipped with high-speed Internet and state-of-the-art technology. It travels throughout the five boroughs and parts of Long Island and Westchester, focusing on areas with limited public transportation options.
Through the Mobile Legal Help Center, low-income New Yorkers in need of legal help can overcome obstacles such as geographic isolation, health and mobility issues, and childcare concerns.