Justice for all. One family at a time.

Family Legal Care offers unrepresented parents and caregivers the legal support and guidance they need to navigate New York State Family Court.

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LIFT is now Family Legal Care!

In three simple words, our new name conveys who we are, what we do, and the heart of our mission: to ensure that all New Yorkers have a fair chance at justice in New York State Family Court.

Our Approach

We increase access to justice for New York families by providing innovative legal services and promoting system-wide reform of the courts and public agencies.

Programs & Services

Through legal guidance, easy-to-access technology, and compassionate support, we offer families the tools and resources to confidently self-advocate in Family Court.

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System Reform & Advocacy

We amplify the voices of pro se litigants and advocate for a more just and equitable court-system for all.

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Our
Impact

We provide legal care to over 25,000 families a year who count on us when they need it most.

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2,927

Legal Consultations

In-depth consultations with staff and pro bono attorneys for legal advice and case preparation

24,225

Helpline Interactions

Calls, email and live-chat messages with people in need of urgent family law information

You were extremely helpful and resourceful. You've lifted a weight off my shoulders and I’m feeling much more secure about my daughter’s safety. Can't wait to continue to work with you.

Brianna, Mother, Bronx Family Court

Visit Our Tech Hubs

With locations in Brooklyn and Queens, and soon in the Bronx, Family Legal Care Tech Hubs provide a comfortable, confidential space where you can use computers and internet to complete court forms and access virtual hearings.

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Our Pro Bono Partners

Our Pro Bono Partners serve people far and wide across the state via user-friendly technology that enables attorneys and litigants to meet over video and share documents in real time.

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This program has offered a legal lifeline for Family Court litigants throughout New York State who are homebound or disabled, live in rural areas or have transportation or childcare issues. During the Covid-19 pandemic, this virtual pro bono platform is a critical tool in expanding pro bono resources to assist Family Court litigants statewide.”

Hon. Edwina Mendelson, Deputy Chief Administrative Judge for Justice Initiatives, NYS Unified Court System