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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

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Free NY COVID-19 Legal Resource Hotline

Impacted by COVID-19? NYLAG’s new hotline can help with your legal issues for free.

Latest Info and Resources on COVID-19

During this crisis, NYLAG is here for you. We compiled resources on policy changes, new court procedures, and practice area updates. We also provide ways to contact us for help.

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All Gifts are NOW MATCHED! Donate to NYLAG's Resiliency Fund

An anonymous donor has agreed to match gifts made from now through June 30th up to $20,000 in support of our critical free civil legal services! The Resiliency Fund will provide financial stability to ensure NYLAG remains strong at a time when our clients need us most.

Our Impact


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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Run with Team NYLAG in the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon

We're proud to be a charity partner for the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon. We invite you to join our team and run for justice. The deadline for interested applicants is Friday, June 25, 2021.

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NY Senate Passes Senator Holyman’s Gender Recognition Act From Harlem To The Hudson

NYLAG co-drafted, along with several LGBTQ+ advocates, the Gender Recognition Act. The act makes it easier for LGBTQ+ people to update and obtain government-issued IDs that accurately reflect their gender identity.

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Testimony: Ease the Burden of Children in Shelters Traveling to School

NYLAG’s Deborah Berkman sheds light on the challenges families in shelters face when getting their children to school, and rallies behind Int. No. 150 in hopes of lessening the burden on the parents and the children.

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