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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

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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.

Immigration Nation: When the American Dream Becomes a Nightmare

Netflix’s Immigration Nation depicts a painful reality and broken immigration system that we a NYLAG confront every day in our practice.

Our Impact

90,800

people impacted by our services last year

150+

community sites across NYC where we offer services

7,600

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

18,500

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

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

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The Trump Administration’s No-Blanks Policy is the Latest Kafkaesque Plan Designed to Curb Immigration

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services no-blank policy burdens law enforcement, attorneys, and immigrants. NYLAG’s Safiya Morgan explains the effects of the bureaucratic application process in The Washington Post op-ed.

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Virtual Hearings Put Children, Abuse Victims at Ease in Court

In this Bloomberg Law article, NYLAG's Amanda Beltz agrees remote technology, done right, in family court can remain after the pandemic—if concerns are addressed.

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Racism Is A Barrier To Justice

NYLAG is outraged and saddened by the recent murders. Our President and Attorney-In-Charge Beth Goldman responds.

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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.