The Legal Aid Society’s Know Your Rights program includes a series of brochures, videos, and trainings created by Society staff to help inform and educate New Yorkers about various important legal matters such as eviction, family law, consumer rights, and what to do if you are stopped by the police.

If you have an encounter with the police...

If you are stopped by the police in a car...

When you need housing repairs...

If you are arrested....

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Criminal rights issues

We have quick answers to many common problems, like what to do if you are arrested, and how to post bail.

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Civil legal issues

Answers to questions about housing, benefits, immigration, family and domestic violence, health care, and more.

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Juvenile rights issues

Answers to legal questions about children and young adults.