Where your story becomes our shared fight for justice.

NYLAG fights for fair and equal access to justice

We provide free legal services, financial counseling, and engage in policy advocacy to help people experiencing poverty. Our clients strive to build better lives for themselves, families, and communities. We are proud to join them in their fight for justice.

Our Focus Areas

Social Justice
Economic Justice
Impact Litigation
Policy Advocacy
Community Education & Partnerships
Pro Bono Engagement & Volunteerism

The Latest

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Free NY COVID-19 Legal Resource Hotline

Impacted by COVID-19? NYLAG’s new hotline can help with your legal issues for free.

Latest Info and Resources on Coronavirus

During this crisis, NYLAG is here for you. We compiled resources on policy changes, new court procedures, and practice area updates. We also provide ways to contact us for help.

#RethinkCredibility So Domestic Violence Survivors Get Justice

#RethinkCredibility. A campaign to rethink how the legal system assesses the credibility of a domestic violence survivor’s story.

Our Impact


people impacted by our services last year


community sites across NYC where we offer services


housing & foreclosure cases resulted in thousands of people keeping their homes


immigration cases handled last year, from asylum claims to deportation defense

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More News

Surviving domestic violence: WWE’s Mia Yim is incredible and credible

WWE’s Mia Yim speaks about her past, her message for survivors, and NYLAG’s #RethinkCredibility campaign.


Your Rights as a Tenant During COVID-19—FAQs Answered

On October 7th, 2020, NYLAG held a live Q&A that discussed evictions, rent strikes, rent payments, your rights as a tenant, and more. Here’s the pre-recorded video and the FAQs answered.

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‘It Feels Pointless to Save for Retirement Now’

The Cut article features NYLAG’s Senior Financial Counselor Kathleen Krumpter who offers advice on saving and what to prioritize financially during COVID-19.

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In response to the COVID-19 crisis, we are still working hard and our intake lines are open, but please note that our physical office is closed.

During these unprecedented times, we’ve launched a free NY COVID-19 Legal Resources Hotline and compiled the latest legal and financial counseling updates.