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 Resources 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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New Yorkers Not to Access Food, Health, and Cash Benefits During COVID-19

NYLAG and other legal service groups issued a joint statement in response to mounting reports of Human Resources Administration (HRA) system failures.

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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COVID-19 FAQs: Workers’ rights, unemployment, independent contractors & more

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created an economic crisis: millions have loss jobs, others are essential workers at increased risk for being exposed to the virus. If this is you or someone you know, you have rights and there are resources that can help you.

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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 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.