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NYLAG’s lawyers and staff have deep expertise in civil legal issues, including domestic violence, education rights, healthcare access [Medicaid and Medicare], housing, immigration, LGBTQ rights, veterans’ rights, consumer law, employment law, government & pubic benefits, and much more.

Our experts have been featured on TV, online media, public awareness campaigns and radio, including in top tier outlets such as The New York Times, Fox, NPR, USA Today and more.

We believe in the role of media to disseminate truthful and accurate information in a timely fashion. To request one of our experts, or to get a statement or interview on current and relevant local New York or national issues affecting civil liberties, please contact us.

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NYLAG in the News

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Homeless New Yorkers Belong in Hotels Now

In this New York Daily News op-ed, NYLAG’s Deborah Berkman asserts the benefits of placing those experiencing homelessness in hotels and denounces residents of NY’s Upper West Side who deem this placement as a threat.

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