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Community Education & Partnerships

Rumors, false information, and fraud flourish in communities where expert information and legal services are out of reach.

We know that geographical isolation or lack of knowledge about the complex legal system shouldn’t preclude individuals from understanding their rights and options when it comes to obtaining representation. 

That’s why we are on the ground helping our clients in the safe spaces of their communities every day. NYLAG lawyers and experts work with elected officials, community-based organizations, hospitals, schools, libraries, and other partners to deliver our services and knowledge in community spaces people trust.

24,400

people attended legal clinics and presentations in their communities (virtually during COVID-19)

150+

community sites across NYC where we offer services

Services

Here is how NYLAG is part of the New York community:

  • Helping patients access care by partnering with hospital and other health care providers
  • Providing legal advice to people representing themselves in court
  • Traveling five/six days a week in our Mobile Legal Help Center to bring lawyers to hard- to-reach populations, such as those who are geographically isolated and people with disabilities
  • Providing Know Your Rights presentations in neighborhoods throughout New York City

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NYLAG is part of the solution for communities in New York:

Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Healthy Financial Relationships

More than 1 in 3 women (35.6%) and more than 1 in 4 men (28.5%) in the United States have experienced rape, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner in their lifetime. Research, as well as NYLAG’s experience advocating for survivors, has established that Linda’s situation is not unique: domestic violence is often accompanied by financially controlling or retaliatory behavior.

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Black Women Equal Pay Day 2021

If you are a Black women, Black Women’s Equal Pay Day is an acknowledgment of the unique challenges that you face in the job market. It is also a call to action. New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) sees you and supports you both with our one-on-one legal and financial counseling services as well as in our impact litigation and public advocacy campaigns.

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Safety Net Assistance (SNA) Benefits Extended to Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) Beneficiaries

The New York Legal Assistance Group is pleased to announce that we have reached a settlement agreement that will result in New York expanding eligibility for subsistence public assistance, called Safety Net Assistance (SNA) benefits, to special immigrant juvenile (SIJ) beneficiaries—unmarried immigrants under 21 years old who have been abandoned, abused, or neglected by one or both of their parents.

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