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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

Long Lines and Hearing Delays Reflect a Broken Immigration System

Asylum seekers are being harmed by unfair deportation orders and court appointments scheduled as far as a decade from now.

NYLAG, Legal Aid, Empire Justice, Launch “Fair Hearing Help NY” Website

This new website offers free legal resources for New Yorkers navigating government benefit hearings.

Our Impact


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 from 196 different countries, including for asylum claims & deportation defense

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On the Front Lines for Justice

"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."

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Opinion: Large, Dangerous Congregate Shelters Drive People Away

"Instead of starting with the assumption that unhoused New Yorkers should just accept whatever they can get, we need to truly understand the reasons why they are struggling to begin with."

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To Support Survivors, We Must Understand ​Trauma

From years of supporting survivors of trauma, we’ve learned how to integrate trauma-informed practices into legal services.

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