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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

6 Questions for NYLAG’s New President and CEO, Lisa Rivera

“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.

Testimony: Asylum-Seeking Families Need More Humane Intake and Sheltering Services

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.

Help Us Fight for LGBTQ+ Rights

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.

Our Impact

89,160

people impacted by our services last year

150+

community sites across NYC where we offer services

4,000

housing & foreclosure cases resulted in thousands of people keeping their homes

18,400

immigration cases handled last year, from asylum claims to deportation defense

Your Support Helps

Help us provide free legal services to children and adults in need of a lawyer.

More News & Resources

Ukrainian Refugees Now Have Expedited Entry to US But No Pathway to Green Cards

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.

New York City Rent Increase: What You Need to Know

NYLAG’s Sophie Cohen contributed to this New York Times article on the impacts of recent rent increases in New York City.

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If Your School Misled or Lied to You, You Can Apply to Have Your Federal Student Loans Forgiven

Learn more and access the guide we created to assist you in applying.

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