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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 have a message for my NYLAG attorneys: You gave me hope when I didn’t have it. You gave me the opportunity to have a new life. Thank you." Read NYLAG's 2022 Annual Report.
From years of supporting survivors of trauma, we’ve learned how to integrate trauma-informed practices into legal services. Learn more about trauma and why understanding it matters for legal advocates.
In this opinion piece for City Limits, NYLAG's Melissa Chua advocates for the need to re-designate Temporary Protected Status for newly-arrived Venezuelan immigrants.
people impacted by our services last year
community sites across NYC where we offer services
tenants & homeowners represented, resulting in thousands of people keeping their homes
immigrants served, including for asylum claims and deportation defense
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NYLAG attorney Jared Riser spoke with Gothamist about what tenants can do if their landlords don’t to comply with heat requirements during cold months.
This project 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 to New Yorkers with disabilities.