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SRLP Legal Intake/SRLP Asistencia Legal

This page has information about getting legal help from SRLP. If you want to learn more about SRLP’s legal programs, go to this page instead.

Get Legal Help from SRLP

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Drop by SRLP on Thursdays for legal intake.

Come to Our Legal Clinics

Walk-in legal intake happens every Thursday from 1:00 – 4:30 pm, during the months of February through November (approximately). Our first intake starts at 1:30 pm and everyone is seen on a first come, first serve basis. We encourage you to come at 1:00 pm because people who come too late may not always be seen. Services are available in English and Spanish. Please remember to bring all of your relevant legal documents and identification documents if you have them.

When you come to SRLP, buzz the 5th floor and say you are here for legal intake. You will be buzzed in; after you board the elevator, we will then call it up. You will sign in at the front desk. A legal advocate and/or an attorney will then meet with you to discuss your legal issues.

Our office is located at 147 West 24th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10011. We are between 6th and 7th Avenues on the north side of 24th Street. We are located near the following trains – the C/E at 23rd and 8th, the 1 train at 23rd and 7th, the M/F trains at 23rd and 6th, and N/R/W at 23rd and 5th.

We offer Metrocards for individuals who need them.

Please feel free to contact us if you need further information. You may also request an intake over the phone due to emergency issues or other issues that make an in person meeting impractical.

We hope to see you soon.

Obtenga Ayuda Legal desde SRLP

Ven a Nuestras Clínicas Legales

La clínica legal ocurre todos los jueves de las 1:00 – 4:30 pm, durante los meses de febrero hasta noviembre (aproximadamente). Nuestra primera sita comienza a la 1:30 pm hasta las 4:30 de la tarde y todo el mundo se ve en la orden en que llegaron. Le pedimos que venga a la 1:00 pm porque las personas que llegan demasiado tarde no siempre pueden ser visto. Los servicios están disponibles en inglés y español. Recuerde traer todos sus documentos legales relevantes y documentos de identificación que tenga.

Cuando llegue a SRLP, oprima el timbre asi al quinto piso y diga que está aquí para la clínica legal. Un miembro de nuestro personal le abrira la puerta; después de abordar el ascensor, lo llamaremos a nuestro piso. Usted firmará en la recepción. Un defensor legal y / o un abogado se reunirán con usted para discutir sus asuntos legales.

Nuestra oficina está ubicada en 147 West 24th Street, piso 5, Nueva York, NY 10011. Estamos entre las avenidas 6 y 7 en el lado norte de la calle 24 oeste. Estamos situados cerca de los siguientes trenes: el tren 1 a 23 y 7, C / E a 23 y 8, los trenes M / F a 23 y 6 y N / R / W a 23 y 5.

Ofrecemos Metrocards para las personas que las necesitan.

Por favor, no dude en contactarnos si necesita más información. También puede solicitar ayuda por teléfono si una reunión en persona sea impracticable debido a problemas de emergencia u otros problemas.

Esperamos verte pronto.

Call Us

Our legal help line is 212-337-8550, ext. 308. Please leave a message and someone will get back to you within 72 hours or as soon as possible. Our legal help line remains active even when intake is closed. Please keep in mind that SRLP is only able to provide legal services to people living in the five boroughs of New York City and people who are incarcerated in New York State. We always want to learn more about and provide support to trans people of color and low-income TGNCI people across the world, but we are unable to provide legal services outside of these geographic areas.

To reach our Director of Client Services, call 212-337-8550, ext. 303.

Llámenos

Nuestra línea de ayuda legal es 212-337-8550, ext. 308 [2]. Deje por favor un mensaje y alguien le contacta en el plazo de 72 horas o tan pronto como sea posible. Nuestra línea de ayuda legal permanece activa incluso cuando la clínica está cerrada. Por favor, tenga en cuenta que SRLP sólo es capaz de proporcionar servicios legales a las personas que viven en los cinco barrios de la ciudad de Nueva York y las personas que están encarcelados en el Estado de Nueva York. Siempre queremos aprender más y brindar apoyo a las personas trans de personas de color y de bajos ingresos TGNCI en todo el mundo, pero no podemos proporcionar servicios legales fuera de estas áreas geográficas.

Para comunicarse con nuestro Director de Servicios al Cliente, llame al 212-337-8550, ext. 303 [2].

Email Us

If you have legal questions, you can email us at info@srlp.org or use the form below. Please note that other people may read this email before it gets to a lawyer, so the best thing to do is leave out details until a lawyer gets back to you. Our email help remains available while intake is closed. Please keep in mind that SRLP is only able to provide legal services to people living in the five boroughs of New York City and people incarcerated by New York State. We always want to learn more about and provide support to trans people of color and low income TGNCI people across the world, but we are unable to provide legal services outside of these geographic areas.

Envíanos un Correo Electrónico

Si tiene preguntas legales, puede enviarnos un correo electrónico a info@srlp.org o utilice el siguiente formulario. Tenga en cuenta que otras personas pueden leer este correo electrónico antes de que llegue a un abogado, entonces lo mejor es dejar fuera los detalles hasta que un abogado le contacte. Nuestra ayuda por correo electrónico permanece disponible mientras la clínica está cerrada.Por favor, tenga en cuenta que SRLP sólo es capaz de proporcionar servicios legales a las personas que viven en los cinco condados de la ciudad de Nueva York y las personas encarceladas por el Estado de Nueva York. Siempre queremos aprender más y brindar apoyo a las personas trans de personas de color y de bajos ingresos TGNCI en todo el mundo, pero no podemos proporcionar servicios legales fuera de estas áreas geográficas.

Write Us

People unable to use the phone or email systems can write to us at the address below. If you are incarcerated and need to use the name of an attorney, you may add “Attn: Mik Kinkead, Esq.”

Sylvia Rivera Law Project
147 W 24th St, 5th Fl
New York, NY 10011

Who We Serve

SRLP provides direct representation for low-income transgender people and transgender people of color. We have three projects, and if your issue falls under one of our projects, we may be able to help you. If we can’t represent you, we can provide referrals and information on a wide range of issues affecting transgender and gender-nonconforming people. See our referrals page for more information.

For legal help, please come to our Drop-In Hours or call 212-337-8550, ext. 308 for a legal assessment.

Survival & Self Determination Project

The Survival & Self-Determination project is aimed at helping low-income TGNCI people and TGNCI people of color access critical services and benefits needed for gender self-determination. Addressing needs specific to TGNCI communities, such as gender-affirming identification and access to sex-segregated programs or benefits, the S&S Project aims to help TGNCI people obtain these benefits and improve their quality of living, while also fundamentally changing the institutions that provide them. We provide the following services:

  • Assistance obtaining name changes in New York City
  • Assistance receiving and updating IDs that affirm the correct gender or list no genders such as the NYC Muni ID card, Social Security Card, GED, Passport, birth certificate, and non-driver ID card
  • Help in receiving a FBI criminal rap sheet or criminal dispositions in New York
  • Robust referrals to the appropriate governmental agency to investigate anti-trans bias
  • Assistance in DHS-run shelter discrimination
  • Assistance obtaining government benefits and private support programs that welcome trans people
  • Help receiving billing exception codes in healthcare programs to access gender affirming surgeries and procedures
  • Help appealing healthcare denials related to transgender healthcare
  • Client accompaniments so TGNCI people do not have to go to discriminatory agencies or offices alone
  • Referrals for issues SRLP does not take on, such as employment discrimination or torts

Immigrant Justice Project

The Immigrant Justice Project at SRLP works with low-income people and people of color who are transgender, gender nonconforming, and/or intersex (TGNCI) and either seeking legally recognized immigration status or are adjusting to a different immigration status. We provide the following services:

  • Representation of TGNCI immigrants in applications for immigration status
  • Adjustment of immigration status
  • Assistance with obtaining gender-affirming immigration documents, including Employment Authorization Documents (EADs), green cards, and naturalization certificates
  • Holistic support of TGNCI immigrants in public benefits, healthcare, Social Security, including via coordination with other service providers
  • Screening and Assistance with Various Immigration Benefits, including Asylum, U Visas, T Visas, VAWA, DACA, TPS, SIJS, and Family-Based Petitions

Prisoner Justice Project

The Prisoner Justice Project provides assistance in civil matters to people held in New York City jails and in New York State Prisons. We are unable to provide direct legal services with criminal cases or appeals of criminal cases although we are happy to work with your attorney to ensure trans-competent representation. We are unable to provide direct legal assistance to people held outside of New York. We are able to provide the following services:

  • Name changes to incarcerated individuals
  • Assistance with changing names on government documents while incarcerated
  • Assistance obtaining hormones
  • Assistance obtaining gender appropriate undergarments
  • Assistance preparing for parole appearances
  • Advocacy and support around sexual violence and violations of the Prison Rape Elimination Act
  • Advocacy and support around transfers and requests for alternate housing
  • Advocacy and support around conditions of solitary
  • Advocacy and support around mental health care needs and assessments
  • Obtaining correct sentence calculations
  • Review and appeal of disciplinary solitary confinement (Tier IIIs)
  • Other civil matters concerning conditions of confinement

The Prisoner Justice Project has partnered with other organizations to provide litigation services in the past, however, due to our size and the number of individuals we serve we are generally unable to engage in litigation.

Learn more about our legal services…