Mission Statement

The Brooklyn Bar Association has established the Access to Justice Task Force to ensure that all residents of the Brooklyn community have equal access to the criminal and civil justice systems in New York. The mission of the Task Force will be even more critical during the current pandemic. It will provide the members of our community with critical information that is needed to navigate the numerous legal challenges caused by the health crisis. In addition, the Task Force will advocate for equal access to our courts and mutual respect for all, irrespective of wealth and status.


Webinar Series: Know Your Rights!

The Access to Justice Task Force has been working hard to provide online learning opportunities to promote legal knowledge and access for the public during this difficult time. Please note that none of these videos constitute legal advice. If you do need to consult with an attorney, please call our Lawyer Referral Service at 718-624-0843.


Volunteer in the Community


NYC Court Contacts


Civil Rights/Human Rights/Defenders

  • Brooklyn Bar Association President
  • Armena D. Gayle, Esq.
  • (photo courtesy of Brooklyn Daily Eagle)