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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
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“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.
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.
The LGBTQ+ community has had to fight for generations for the rights they have now. To respond to ongoing discrimination and a scary string of setbacks across the country that threaten their very identities, safety, and health, we are all needed.
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 Jodi Ziesemer spoke to Truthout about the welcome but limited options offered to Ukrainians in the US and the need for robust protections for both Ukrainian and Afghan refugees as humanitarian crises continue.