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OUR IMPACT

I was sitting in the courtroom thinking, ‘When David was facing Goliath, did he feel this alone?’ Yet at that moment, a NYLAG attorney offered to help me. I bumped into an angel.

– former client

NYLAG fights for the rights of underserved communities.

89,160

adults and children impacted by our services

18,400

immigration cases, from asylum claims to deportation defense

4,000

housing cases resulted in thousands of people remaining in their homes

When you become distressed in life, sometimes you need somebody to help you out. Every once in a while, out of nowhere, you have a superhero come in. My NYLAG attorney flew in and saved me from losing my home.

– DARRYLLE, former client

NYLAG obtained millions of dollars in services and benefits for individuals and families.

$5.9M

in ongoing yearly public benefits

$1.78M

in lump sum awards for children with special needs

$2.13M

in debts avoided from medical expenses for adults, seniors, and children

After I was denied benefits that would manage my breast cancer symptoms, I wanted to give up. But my NYLAG attorney fought hard for me and got me what I needed.

ERICKA, former client

NYLAG’s fight for justice changes many lives.

45

points is the average credit score increase for our financial counseling clients

$4M

for 61,000 people victimized by fraudulent debt collection litigation

81%

of the couples whose divorces were mediated at NYLAG reached an agreement

24,400

people attended legal clinics and presentations in their communities (virtually during COVID-19)

1,220

unrepresented litigants in the Southern District of New York via NYLAG’s Pro Se Clinic

3,100

intimate partner violence survivors were represented by NYLAG on orders of protection, divorce, and custody issues

*Unless noted otherwise, the figures above represent fiscal year 2020
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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.