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NYLAG Fights For Fair & 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. 

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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.

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NYLAG Brings Lawsuit to Protect Rights of Special Education Students

After being denied services, children with disabilities are facing illegal and harmful delays in getting hearings to fight for the services they need. NYLAG has brought forward a class action lawsuit to correct this.

Our Impact

89,160

people impacted by our services last year

150+

community sites across NYC where we offer services

4,000

housing & foreclosure cases resulted in thousands of people keeping their homes

18,400

immigration cases handled last year, from asylum claims to deportation defense

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Candles are lit for domestic violence victims across the United States on October 2, 2017. Bilgin Sasmaz/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

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.

Reach Your Financial Goals by being SMART

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

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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.