Bath Location

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Serves Allegany and Steuben Counties

Address: 16 West William Street, P.O. Box 272 Bath, NY 14810

Phone: 607-776-4126 

Toll-Free: 877-776-4126

Fax: 607-776-4029 

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 am - 12:30 pm and 1:30pm to 5:00 pm (closed for lunch)



Our Bath office is currently open to the public during normal business hours (listed above). 

In the interest of helping to limit the impact and spread of COVID-19, we ask that all potential clients and current clients of our offices wear masks while inside our offices. We will adhere to strict safety guidelines and limit the number of individuals in our waiting rooms, disinfect frequently touched surfaces, and perform health screening questionnaires for all of our staff and visitors of our office.



Public  benefits

  • Unemployment insurance benefits
  • Social Security Disability and SSI
  • Public assistance
  • Food stamps (SNAP)
  • Fuel assistance (HEAP)


Housing (tenants only)

  • Eviction
  • Public and subsidized housing (Section 8)
  • Substandard conditions
  • Mobile home issues
  • Discrimination
  • Utility shut-offs



  • Mortgage foreclosure
  • Tax foreclosure
  • Land contracts
  • Mobile home issues


Family (for victims of domestic violence and/or sexual assault)

  • Orders of Protection
  • Custody/visitation
  • Support


Health Care

  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Denials of health care services
  • Coordination of benefits
  • Access to care for uninsured persons
  • Access to health insurance programs
  • Reduction of medical debt
  • Managed long-term care


Employment Rights and Rights of Persons with Criminal Records

  • Employment discrimination
  • Employment clearance for background checks by public agencies
  • Certificates of Relief from Civil Disabilities/Certificates of Good Conduct
  • Public benefits denials based on criminal record ("fleeing felon" and UIB misconduct)
  • Employment Discrimination based on criminal record (re-entry issues)



  • Protection of exempt income and resources from garnishment
  • Bankruptcy (where there is a threat of loss of home or garnishment of income)

Uncontested divorce

  • Pro se divorce clinic


Will, health care proxy, and power of attorney

  • Referral to volunteer attorneys


We have special projects that provide civil legal services for:

  • Victims of domestic violence
  • Victims of sexual assault
  • Veterans and their family/household members
  • Persons living with HIV/AIDS
  • People who are 60 years of age or older and are victims of abuse, neglect or financial exploitation


Our Services Change - Call Our Office - 607-776-4126

The only way to be sure about whether we can help you is to call our office. Because our funding is limited, we are always seeking new grants to fund our services to low-income people.  Sometimes, we get new grants that allow us to offer new services. Sometimes, grants end that once paid for us to do special kinds of legal work.

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