NYLAG’s lawyers and staff have deep expertise in civil legal issues, including domestic violence, education rights, healthcare access [Medicaid and Medicare], housing, immigration, LGBTQ rights, veterans’ rights, consumer law, employment law, government & pubic benefits, and much more.
Our experts have been featured on TV, online media, public awareness campaigns and radio, including in top tier outlets such as The New York Times, Fox, NPR, USA Today and more.
We believe in the role of media to disseminate truthful and accurate information in a timely fashion. To request one of our experts, or to get a statement or interview on current and relevant local New York or national issues affecting civil liberties, please contact us.
Our Statements and Releases
New York’s residential eviction moratorium, which protects thousands of individuals and families, will expire in just seven days. NYLAG calls on NY legislatures to extend the moratorium immediately.
The FAIR Proceedings Act: A Powerful Step Towards Securing Legal Aid for the Most Vulnerable Immigrants
NYLAG’s Beth Goldman praises The Funding Attorneys for Indigent Removal (FAIR) Proceedings Act, which guarantees access to government-funded legal counsel during removal proceedings to the most vulnerable.
NYLAG and the Veterans Legal Services Clinic at Yale Law School received a historic win for veterans suffering due to radiation exposure.
NYLAG in the News
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.