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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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.