Where your story becomes our shared fight for justice.

NYLAG fights for fair and equal access to justice

We are a leading civil legal services organization combatting economic, racial, and social injustice that impede on a person’s most basic human needs. Our services are free and accessible. 

Our Focus Areas

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

News & Resources

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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.

Reach Your Financial Goals by being SMART

NYLAG’s financial counseling teams offers tips on creating SMART goals to accomplish your dreams.

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

Your Support Helps

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

More News & Resources

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Racism, Implicit Biases Negatively Impact Credibility of Domestic Violence Survivors

NYLAG’s Tuozhi Lorna Zhen authors op-ed for Bloomberg Law discussing how racism and implicit biases negatively impact the perceived credibility of domestic violence survivors.

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How to Identify the Eight Most Common Financial Scams

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, scams—particularly online scams—have been on the rise. If you or your loved ones use the internet, it is important that you are aware of the eight most common scams.

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Eight Options to Prevent and Report Scams

Anyone can be scammed. It is important to know how to mitigate and report them. Here are eight options to consider.

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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.