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

What to do After a Loved One is Detained by ICE

NYLAG’s Immigrant Protection unit provides practical advice and resources (in English and Spanish) for someone whose loved one has been detained by ICE.

Maria Fuertes

NYLAG Rejects the Trump Administration’s Response to the Slaying of Maria Fuertes

In the aftermath of the slaying of Maria Fuertes, President Trump attempts to politicize her death by demonizing immigrants and sanctuary cities. We, at NYLAG reject this narrative.

NYLAG to Provide Legal Services for the First-time in a Children’s Hospital Clinic

For the first-time ever, NYLAG's LegalHealth Division will officially provide free legal services in a Children's Hospital Clinic.

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

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.

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