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A campaign to reframe how we think about the credibility of a survivor’s story.

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

Lisa Rivera, NYLAG's Managing Editor, stand in front of a view of the East River and Brooklyn. She is holding a purple sign that says hashtag I am Credible

Courts must change how they gauge ‘credibility’ in victims of violence

Lisa Rivera, NYLAG's Managing Attorney, wrote this op-ed in City Limits.

Natalie Gutierrez stands on a tree stump with arms outstretched in a forest

Understanding trauma can offer abuse survivors justice

NYLAG spoke with trauma therapist Natalie Gutierrez, LMFT.

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NYLAG interviews WWE's Mia Yim

WWE westler Mia Yim speaks about NYLAG’s #IamCredible campaign.

Our Impact

90,800

people impacted by our services last year

150+

community sites across NYC where we offer services

7,600

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

18,500

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

Your Support Helps

Help us provide free legal services to children and adults in need of a lawyer.

More News

Bill offers glimmer of hope for homeless veterans

NYLAG supports funding for legal services for veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness.

His story is a common one for black immigrants.

Jodi Ziesemer, Director of NYLAG's Immigrant Protection Unit, is quoted in this article in Vox.

Decision reversed on medical deferred action

Immigration authorities will continue to use their power to consider requests for deferred action for medical reasons.

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