Rural Law Center of New York
The Rural Law Center is the only legal services program in New York State whose mission is to serve the legal needs of individuals and families living in the state's 44 rural counties. We want this website to be useful and easy to access for everyone, especially for the people we serve, but also for our partners in the legal community and in human service agencies.
The Rural Law Center of New York, Inc. is a not-for-profit legal assistance organization which was incorporated in 1996 with the generous support of the IOLA (Interest on Lawyer Accounts) Fund and the New York Bar Foundation.
The Rural Law Center of New York, Inc. is committed to focusing attention through our legal system and government institutions on the needs of low-income, rural New Yorkers. The Rural Law Center was established to meet a pressing need recognized by civil legal services attorneys practicing in New York's rural regions.
Specifically, that is the need to address legal issues which are characteristic of rural poverty by using common strategies, such as representing clients in impact cases, increasing public awareness and informing policy makers of the needs of rural, low-income New Yorkers.