News From 2017

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    • Hope Is a Lawyer by My Side

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      Our attorneys and paralegals spend months, sometimes years, working closely with individuals and families in crisis. We hear their stories and see their pain, but we also see the dignity, humor and hope that gives them the strength to fight, with their lawyers by their side, for justice and the chance of a better life.

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    • Hope Is a Lawyer by My Side

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      More than 300 people attended the NYLAG 2017 Gala, themed Hope Is a Lawyer by My Side, to support NYLAG’s mission of providing high-quality, free civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers who cannot afford an attorney. The event honored New York State’s Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and Kevin McCarthy, General Counsel & Senior Vice President of BNY Mellon.

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    • The Shoemaker’s Children

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      This year, NYLAG expanded National Healthcare Decisions Day to Healthcare Decisions Month, devoting an entire month to educating staff about the importance of medical advance care planning, a subject that too many people choose to avoid.

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    • Immigration Policies Drive Rapid Response

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      After changes to federal immigration policy, staff members from across NYLAG have been working seven days a week in partnership with the City, advocates and the pro bono community to reassure and advise frightened immigrants and fill the information void.

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    • Trauma-informed Lawyering

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      Staff from the Center for Court Innovation led a training session for NYLAG’s staff members on strategies for recognizing the signs of trauma in their clients and for preventing and coping with vicarious trauma.

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    • Welcoming New Employees

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      NYLAG has launched an orientation program for new staff, where newcomers are paired with staff volunteer “buddies” who guide them in their first weeks at the office. Meet three of our newest employees!

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