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:
NYLAG, NCLEJ & MRNY File Federal Civil Rights Complaint Against New York State Department of Labor for Discriminating in Unemployment Insurance Procedures
The complaint alleges that the New York State Department of Labor discriminates against its clients and workers who have limited English proficiency by failing to provide meaningful multilingual access to unemployment insurance.
Pix11: Free Legal Advice, Lawyer Could Be Driving Around Your Neighborhood
NYLAG’s William Steiner spoke with PIX11 about the services provided by our Mobile Legal Help Center van . “Our goal is to make the legal system less intimidating for some people.”
Ahead of Veteran’s Day, Brownsville honors local vets at 4th annual parade and resource fair
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.