21,900

CLIENTS SERVED LAST YEAR

5900+

LEGAL EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH

100+

YEARS IN SERVICE

8+

COUNTIES SERVED

45+

ATTORNEYS

2

LOCATIONS

Practice Areas

Foreclosure Prevention

We provide foreclosure defense and help homeowners obtain mortgage modifications.

Family Law

Our Family Law Section attorneys have experience handling complex divorce, separation, visitation, and custody cases.

Housing

We represent qualifying homeowners facing code violation actions, landlord/tenant matters, and tax foreclosure.

Consumer and Employment

We assist with unemployment benefits, bankruptcy and removing barriers to employment.

Reentry/Veterans

We assist formerly incarcerated individuals and veterans with child support, housing, DMV suspensions, employment and Certificates of Relief.

Attorneys for Children

The Attorneys for Children of the Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo are appointed to represent children in Family Court.

Criminal Defense

The largest provider of such services in WNY, we represent individuals charged with offenses within the City of Buffalo.

Appeals and Post-Conviction

The Legal Aid Bureau is the largest provider in Erie, Genesee, Cattaraugus, and Orleans Counties of criminal appellate services for indigent defendants.

Immigrants and Refugees

We provide a range of assistance to immigrants, refugees, and Limited English Proficient populations.

Education Law Project

We provide assistance with school suspensions and violations of education law.

ABOUT US

The Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc., is a charitable not-for-profit corporation founded in 1912 by community leaders to provide legal representation and advice to the poor of our community.  A century later, the Bureau has provided advice, representation, or referral to thousands of persons in need.  Our services are available to low-income individuals in Erie County who are unable to afford counsel.

We are supported by funding from county, state, and city governments, as well as through contributions from civic organizations, private foundations, and individual donors. We also receive the services of numerous volunteers and interns from the community and its educational institutions.

WE SEEK EQUAL JUSTICE FOR EVERYONE WE SERVE

WHO WE SERVE

We represent low-income residents of Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Allegany, Wyoming, Chautauqua, Orleans, and Cattaraugus counties.

WHAT WE DO

We provide legal assistance in a variety of criminal and civil matters including housing, matrimonial matters, bankruptcy, unemployment, and re-entry.

OUR LOCATION

Our main office is located in Downtown Buffalo in the Swan Tower at 290 Main Street, Suite 400. We now also have a satellite office located at the Community Health Center of Niagara Falls at 2715 Highland Ave.

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