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

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.

Opinion: The Cruelties of the COVID-19 Stimulus Bill

Opinion: The Cruelties of the COVID-19 Stimulus Bill

NYLAG’s Halina Schiffman-Shilo, advocates for qualifying undocumented immigrants to receive a stimulus check amid the current health and economic crises.

Education Dept. Advances Long-standing Plan to Loosen Regulation of Online College Learning

Colleges and universities would have an easier time rolling out new models for online programs. NYLAG’s Jessica Ranucci cautions the new plan needs oversight to ensure equal and quality education for all students.

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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Run with Team NYLAG in the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon

We're proud to be a charity partner for the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon. We invite you to join our team and run for justice on November 1st, 2020!

NYLAG's 30th Anniversary Campaign: How Can We End Poverty?

To honor NYLAG's 30th anniversary, we're on a mission to end poverty by providing access to justice. Relive NYLAG's most memorable moments that shaped our communities and political landscapes, and learn about our 4-prong approach to combat poverty.

Nervous about the 2020 Census? Read about the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

It's time to take the 2020 Census. Our blog post answers frequently asked questions.

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In response to the current public health 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 put together the latest legal and financial counseling updates regarding the coronavirus public and economic health crisis. This includes information on unemployment, housing, Medicaid, public benefits, immigration, resources for domestic violence survivors, and more.