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NYLAG Fights For Fair & Equal Access to Justice

Founded in 1990, NYLAG is a leading civil legal services organization combatting economic, racial, and social justice by advocating for people experiencing poverty or in crisis. 

Combatting social, racial, and economic injustice

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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 COVID-19

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's 2021 Virtual Gala

Please join us for our virtual Gala! This year’s event will launch NYLAG’s year-long campaign, the Resiliency Fund, which will provide transformative financial stability, enabling NYLAG to remain strong at a time our community needs us most.

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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How to Find Credit Counseling You Can Trust

In this AARP article, NYLAG’s Damara Parra reveals how working with an experienced financial counselor can help to reduce and eliminate debt.

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Testimony: VA’s Increasing Shift to Independent Contractor Exams Harms Trauma Survivors

NYLAG’s Samantha Kubek challenges the inadequacies of the Veterans Affairs’ independent contractor examinations, particularly for veterans suffering from mental health concerns.

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The FAIR Proceedings Act: A Powerful Step Towards Securing Legal Aid for the Most Vulnerable Immigrants

NYLAG’s Beth Goldman praises The Funding Attorneys for Indigent Removal (FAIR) Proceedings Act, which guarantees access to government-funded legal counsel during removal proceedings to the most vulnerable.

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NYLAG's 2021 Virtual Gala

Tuesday, April 13th 

Doors Open 6:45 PM, EST
Program 7:00 PM, EST

Please join us for our annual Gala—we look forward to gathering with you virtually this year!

This year’s Gala will launch our year-long campaign—the Resiliency Fund—which will provide transformative critical financial stability, enabling us to remain strong at a time our community needs us most.


Roger W. Ferguson, Jr.
President & CEO, TIAA

Annette L. Nazareth
Senior Counsel, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP

Boyd Johnson
Partner, WilmerHale


Abby S. Milstein