Legal Services

Our Current Program Availability: 

  • As always, CAMBA Legal Services (CLS) are by appointment only. People seeking appointments for immigration matters should call 311 and ask to be connected to ActionNYC, which schedules appointments citywide, including CLS immigration staff.
  • CLS housing, consumer, crime victim and foreclosure units are providing services in person. Those who need assistance can call 718-287-0010.

For more than 20 years, CAMBA Legal Services has provided free, high-quality legal representation and advice to New Yorkers facing eviction or foreclosure; victims of domestic violence; those who need help with citizenship, TPS, DACA  or other immigration matters; as well as those grappling with consumer issues, including debt collection proceedings, and credit reporting problems. Please see below for a full description of the legal services we provide.

Mission Statement

CAMBA Legal Services, Inc. (CLS) is a community-based law practice in Brooklyn and Staten Island that provides free civil legal assistance to low income New York City residents. Our mission as a dedicated and diverse staff of lawyers and paralegals is to provide our clients with the highest quality of...

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Consumer Law

CAMBA, in collaboration with its partner agencies in the Legal Services for the Working Poor Coalition, provides legal assistance to existing clients in consumer matters, including broken lease cases, payment of back rent (civil court cases), identity theft, resolution of consumer debt issues and representation in debt-collection proceedings, and assistance...

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Domestic Violence Services

CAMBA provides legal services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. If you are a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking, please call (718) 940-6311​ (TDD/TTY) or visit our office at 20 Snyder Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226 This program is funded by the NYS Office of...

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Foreclosure Prevention

CAMBA provides legal advice, advocacy and foreclosure prevention and mortgage counseling to Brooklyn homeowners in owner-occupied 1-4 family homes that are at risk of foreclosure. If you need legal assistance to protect your home, please call (718) 287-0010​ (TDD/TTY) or visit our office at 20 Snyder Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11226...

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Housing Legal Services

CAMBA provides anti-eviction legal services to tenants, including legal advice and representation in non-payment proceedings, holdovers, HP Actions for Repairs, HCR overcharge complaints, administrative hearings (NYCHA and HPD), Article 78s and other related proceedings. Prospective clients must meet income guidelines (below the self-sufficiency standard) If you live in Brooklyn or...

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Immigration Legal Services

CAMBA provides legal advice, application assistance, and representation to individuals and families in need of citizenship and naturalization, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Family-based petitions, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), VAWA Self- Petitions, T and U Visas (services for victims of domestic violence) and other immigration matters. We do not...

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Legal Services for the Working Poor

CAMBA provides no-cost legal services in housing, immigration and consumer matters to working poor individuals and families (defined as people living below the self-sufficiency standard in NYC). LSWP is one of the only programs in NYC that does not use the poverty standard to determine eligibility for services, which makes...

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