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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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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. Deadline for interested applicants to register is Friday, July 9th.

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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More News & Resources

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3 Financial Tips to Consider Before Renting an Apartment

Can you afford to move? We break down three tips to consider to ensure you’re able to afford monthly rent payments.

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Chaotic Reopening of Immigration Courts Make New York Immigrants Fear Deportations

In this Documented NY article, NYLAG’s Jodi Ziesemer warns, as NY immigration courts reopen, many immigrants will miss their rescheduled hearings resulting in deportation.

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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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