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Leap is a membership organization comprised of direct civil legal services providers. We work collaboratively to increase the availability of quality civil legal services for low income persons in New York City.

Leap supports diversity and innovation in organizational models, delivery systems and methodology and specifically recognizes the need to maintain community-based service delivery.

Leap values collegiality, mutual respect, transparency and group decision-making in its operations.

For more information about LEAP’s most recent conference on November 13, 2015, click here.

For the agenda and materials for LEAP’s conference, click here.

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Provide civil legal services to low-income and working poor individuals, families and communities. Legal services include assistance in the areas of Consumer Rights, Housing Services, Immigration, Health Care, Environmental Justice, Social Services and Benefit Advocacy, and Workers’ Rights. For more information, please visit our website at www.leap-ny.org.
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Leap is a legal advocacy partnership comprised of direct civil legal services providers. We work collaboratively to increase the availability, breadth and depth of quality civil legal services for low-income persons in New York City. Leap’s membership includes established community-based legal services providers and city-wide public interest advocacy groups that receive funding from a variety of public and private sources. Together the 14 groups employ over 400 lawyers, advocates, organizers and other staff members who provide critical assistance benefiting nearly 120,000 low-income individuals every year through innovative legal services delivery models.
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In 2004, ten civil legal services providers in New York City came together to create Leap in an effort to enhance the breadth and depth of services provided to indigent, near indigent, and working poor clients throughout New York City. We now have 14 members.
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By working together and coordinating efforts, members strive to ensure increased access to justice for the neediest New Yorkers.