NDS has been an innovative, cutting-edge legal service provider to the Harlem community since our inception in 1990. We offer the highest quality legal defense to the people of upper Manhattan.
NDS Harlem has a team of more than 100 civil and criminal attorneys, social workers, investigators, administrators, paralegals, and other professionals and deploys these resources in the aggressive defense of our clients. When our clients face collateral consequences with employment, schooling, or in family, housing, or immigration court, we strive to resolve those issues, either through direct representation or referrals to appropriate service providers.
We are a proud member of the Harlem community and have been for almost 30 years. Our offices are located in central Harlem and serve as a resource for the neighborhood. We engage in community education activities to ensure Harlem residents are aware of our services and to help them better understand how the criminal justice system operates.
Alice Fontier manages NDS Harlem.