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

Shaun Abreu's NY Daily News Op-Ed- Tenant

More tenants deserve lawyers: low-income renters need increased legal representation

Op-Ed by Shaun Abreu about the significance in advocating for tenant's rights as featured in the New York Daily News.

Report: Improving legal options for incapacitated adults

As our population ages more and more, families will have issues concerning the ability to take care of their loved ones.

NYLAG opposes work requirements for recipients of food stamps

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS), the administrative arm of DHS, has reversed its decision and will continue to use their power to consider requests for deferred action for medical reasons.

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

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.

Woman with short hair and a dream catcher tatoo running the length of her arm sits in her home, which is warm and cheerful, with yello walls and a large mirror on the wall

Why Black homeowners in Brooklyn are being victimized by fraud

Noelle Eberts, NYLAG Supervising Attorney, is quoted in this New York Times article about Broadies Byas, a NYLAG client.

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