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Mental Hygiene Legal Services (MHLS)


Provides legal representation, advice, and assistance to persons residing in facilities for the mentally disabled concerning retention, release, care, and treatment. Investigates complaints of clients, their relatives, and friends concerning care and treatment.  Represents residents of adult care and residential health care facilities and general hospitals in matters involving the appointment of a guardian.

Eligibility: Individuals with mental disabilities in Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego, and Saint Lawrence counties

Application Process: Call for information and services

Required Documentation: Call for required documentation

Fees: None

Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, Onondaga, Oswego


Syracuse Area Office: 315-401-3350 (Cayuga, Jefferson, Onondaga, and Oswego counties)

Utica Area Office: 315-266-4670 (Herkimer, Lewis, and Oneida counties)

Website: www.nycourts.gov/courts/ad4/MHLS/ MHLS-offices. html

224 Harrison Street
Suite 502
Syracuse NY 13202


Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM


Disabilities Access

Fully Accessible

This agency has the following sites:

North Country Regional Office

Main Address:

804 Commerce Park Drive

Ogdensburg NY 13669

Business Line:

Syracuse Area Office

Main Address:

224 Harrison Street

Suite 502

Syracuse NY 13202

Business Line:

Utica Area Office

Main Address:

207 Gensee Street

16th Floor

Utica NY 13501

Business Line:

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