What are Legal Aid and Legal Clinics?
Legal aids are non-profit organizations that provide free legal services for low-income individuals. The most well-known is the Legal Aid Society, a non-profit based in New York City. Founded in 1876 as the first legal office for low-income people in the nation, it is the oldest and largest legal aid provider in the United States. While New York City is home to the original Legal Aid Society, there are now legal aid services across the country in major cities and beyond.