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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 injustice by advocating for people experiencing poverty or in crisis.
Combatting social, racial, and economic injustice
News & Resources
This project from NYLAG’s Evelyn Frank Legal Resources Program (EFLRP) makes public, for the first time, important data showing how New York State's Medicaid Managed Long-Term Care plans spend billions of dollars to provide long-term care services that enable New Yorkers with disabilities of all ages to live safely in the community.
Recently-arrived migrants seeking to apply for asylum in New York are being met with an overwhelmed legal system. “This is a large need that is unfunded completely,” said NYLAG’s Jodi Ziesemer, who spoke with Documented about the issue.
On August 24, 2022, the Biden administration announced a plan for broad student loan cancellation. You may be wondering if you qualify and how the plan will be implemented. Based on what we know so far, here are some answers.
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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NYLAG’s Deborah Berkman testifies to the Committee on General Welfare on longstanding shelter intake issues and the recent increase in asylum seekers in New York City.
NYLAG volunteer attorney Ciara Farrell contributed to a report detailing the systemic barriers people with limited English skills face in receiving benefits from unemployment insurance programs.
“I think activism should be at the heart of everything we do.” We sat down with Lisa Rivera, NYLAG’s new president and CEO, to learn about her passion for amplifying client voices and why she believes legal advocates should be guided by activism.