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.

NYLAG fights for fair and equal access to justice.

Free legal services, financial counseling, and policy advocacy for people experiencing poverty.

Our Focus Areas

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

The Latest

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.

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.


NYLAG interviews WWE's Mia Yim

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

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

NYLAG’s first Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer

Caprice Jenerson named NYLAG’s first-ever Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer.​

NYLAG opposes changes to 'sex discrimination' rule

We vehemently oppose the Trump Administration’s proposed changes to the ACA's definition of sex discrimination.

Decision reversed on medical deferred action

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

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