News From 2017

    • NYLAG 2017 Gala Honors Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and Kevin McCarthy
    • NYLAG 2017 Gala Honors Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and Kevin McCarthy

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      More than 300 people attended the NYLAG 2017 Gala, themed Hope Is a Lawyer by My Side, to support NYLAG’s mission of providing high-quality, free civil legal services to low-income New Yorkers who cannot afford an attorney. The event honored New York State’s Chief Judge Janet DiFiore and Kevin McCarthy, General Counsel & Senior Vice President of BNY Mellon.

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    • NYC Expands Immigrant Services at Public Hospitals
    • NYC Expands Immigrant Services at Public Hospitals

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      The NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs announced it will expand its ActionNYC program and its partnership with NYLAG’s LegalHealth Division and NYC Health + Hospitals, to ensure that additional legal assistance is available to immigrant New Yorkers at a time of fear and uncertainty within immigrant communities.

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    • Private Bar Steps up Support for NYC Immigrants
    • Private Bar Steps up Support for NYC Immigrants

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      Caprice Jenerson, Director of Pro Bono and Volunteer Unit, remembers her first week at NYLAG very well. “Just four days after I joined, President Trump signed an executive order suspending the entry of immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries for 90 days and stopping all refugees from entering the US for 120 days.”

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    • The Shoemaker’s Children
    • The Shoemaker’s Children

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      This year, NYLAG expanded National Healthcare Decisions Day to Healthcare Decisions Month, devoting an entire month to educating staff about the importance of medical advance care planning, a subject that too many people choose to avoid.

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    • Immigration Policies Drive Rapid Response
    • Immigration Policies Drive Rapid Response

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      After changes to federal immigration policy, staff members from across NYLAG have been working seven days a week in partnership with the City, advocates and the pro bono community to reassure and advise frightened immigrants and fill the information void.

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    • Trauma-informed Lawyering
    • Trauma-informed Lawyering

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      Staff from the Center for Court Innovation led a training session for NYLAG’s staff members on strategies for recognizing the signs of trauma in their clients and for preventing and coping with vicarious trauma.

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    • Welcoming New Employees
    • Welcoming New Employees

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      NYLAG has launched an orientation program for new staff, where newcomers are paired with staff volunteer “buddies” who guide them in their first weeks at the office. Meet three of our newest employees!

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