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

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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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COVID-19 Live Q&A Sessions

Sign up for our live Q&A sessions to receive expert legal advice and resources from our attorneys on your COVID-19 related questions.

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

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More News

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Can You Address Poverty Without Systemic Change?

Our Financial Counseling Unit has a new name. Why? Because we cannot address poverty and economic inequities without systemic change. Learn more from our Financial Empowerment & Advocacy Unit Director Mario Gutierrez.

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Options for Homeowners during COVID-19—FAQs Answered

On July 10th, 2020, NYLAG held a live Q&A discussing mortgage forbearance, repayment plans, loan modifications, and more. Here’s the pre-recorded video and the FAQs answered.

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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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Council Member Vanessa Gibson

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Vanessa Gibson

NYLAG’s Supervising Attorney

Tuozhi Lorna Zhen

Safety Planning for Domestic Violence Survivors during COVID-19

Missed the live Q&A? Watch the pre-recorded video on our website.

Today at 1 PM!

Receive answers on:

  • safety planning while living with an abuser,
  • how to use technology safely,
  • designing an emergency exit plan,
  • how to apply for an order of protection,
  • and more.