Looking for a career in public interest law?

Who we are: 

MFY Legal Services, Inc.  is a nonprofit law firm dedicated to serving the legal needs of low income New Yorkers and protecting the civil rights of people with disabilities.  We offer exciting opportunities for recent graduates and law students interested in pursuing a career in public service law.  We serve clients regardless of their immigration status.  We represent individual clients, engage in impact litigation, conduct policy research, and lobby for legislative reforms to advance our clients’ interests.

What we do:

MFY provides advice, counsel, and representation to low-income New Yorkers, in both individual and affirmative litigation, including class actions, in the areas of:
Access to health care
Consumer Rights and Bankruptcy
Disability Rights
Workers’ Rights
Eviction Prevention
Foreclosure Prevention
Family law
Public Benefits
Legal issues in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy

Who we serve:

Several of MFY’s practice areas provide services to specific populations, including tenants, homeowners, people with mental illness living in the community, adult home residents, the elderly and nursing home residents, three-quarter house tenants, kinship caregivers, immigrant workers, consumers, and Superstorm Sandy victims.


Staff attorney positions
Post Graduate Fellowships
Pro Bono Scholars
Term-time volunteer internships
Summer Internships
Volunteering for attorneys in transition
Externship Program

Paid staff and volunteers receive mentoring and supervision to develop skills in a collegial and supportive work environment.  They gain valuable skills by assisting with client interviews, conducting legal research, and participating in project strategy meetings.

When we hire:

Volunteer opportunities, including internships and externships, are ongoing.  Job openings are posted here.

MFY Legal Services