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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

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

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

More News

#RethinkCredibility. Domestic Violence Survivors Deserve Better

NYLAG has launched the #RethinkCredibility campaign to highlight why the legal system’s failure to understand the intersections of racism, poverty, and trauma often results in a denial of justice for domestic violence survivors. And what we can do change it.

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NYLAG Testifies In Support of Reliable Internet Access In Homeless Shelters

NYLAG’s Deborah Berkman testifies before New York City Council Committee on Technology and the Subcommittee on Zoning and Franchises.

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.

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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.