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.
people attended legal clinics and presentations in their communities (virtually during COVID-19)
community sites across NYC where we offer 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:
Ryan Foley and Sian Azzinari of NYLAG’s Veterans Practice spoke with the Brooklyn Paper about the importance of community events to reach veterans in need of legal support.
NY1 Noticias spotlights the services offered by the NYLAG Mobile Legal Help Center van. Article text in Spanish.
Systematic Barriers Prevent Non-English Speakers from Accessing Unemployment Benefits in New York: NYLAG Attorney Comments
Language access barriers have systematically affected the ability for people with limited English skills to receive benefits from unemployment insurance programs in New York State. NYLAG volunteer attorney Ciara Farrell contributed to a report from the NCLEJ detailing these issues and their impact on clients.