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    • Daphne Schlick Honored with Public Service Award
    • Daphne Schlick Honored with Public Service Award

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      “With a laser focus on leveling the playing field for our vulnerable clients, Daphne has been unfailingly creative and innovative — forging unique and invaluable partnerships with the courts and other members of the legal services community and inspiring a new generation of young lawyers and law students who share her passion for expanding access to justice.”

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    • Summer Days
    • Summer Days

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      The jam-packed summer of 2017 featured a host of social gatherings — from a night of karaoke to movie screenings, a series of CLE training programs for summer interns and staff, a panel discussion on health care reform, and an incredible turnout at the NYC Pride march.

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    • NYLAG 2017 Gala Honors Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and Kevin McCarthy
    • NYLAG 2017 Gala Honors Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and Kevin McCarthy

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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
    • 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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    • Trauma-informed Lawyering
    • 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
    • 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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    • NYLAG.org Now Thumb Friendly
    • NYLAG.org Now Thumb Friendly

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      Good news for anyone who accesses our site from their phone, but especially the low-income clients we serve, who out of necessity are increasingly forgoing traditional internet service in favor of smartphone access only.

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