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.
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Our Statements and Releases
We at NYLAG are outraged by the recent shelter policy for migrants. This shelter policy will affect the wellbeing and safety of migrant families. Read our statement in full.
On April 3, 2023, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York approved a settlement agreement in Amin v. Kijakazi, 15-cv-07429 (EDNY) that provides for wide-reaching relief for SSA’s systemic failure to timely process non-disability appeals at the local office level.
NYLAG, Legal Aid, and Dechert LLP Secure Court Order Requiring City to Eliminate All SNAP and Cash Assistance Delays
NYLAG, Legal Aid Society, and Dechert secured a court order requiring the City to eliminate all SNAP and Cash Assistance delays that have long contributed to food insecurity for low-income New Yorkers.
NYLAG in the News
Despite an increased demand in legal services with appropriate expertise for recently arrived immigrants, the city recently announced budget cuts to the Rapid Response Legal Collective—which NYLAG is a part of—for the next fiscal year. NYLAG’s Jodi Ziesemer spoke with CityLimits about the ramifications of this decision.
Yarys Lopez, longtime NYLAG client and now Pro Se Plus Project volunteer, was recognized as one of Robin Hood’s 2023 Heroes.
The absence of stable housing has made it very difficult for immigrants to track important hearing dates they must attend that are only being sent via mail. NYLAG’s Jodi Ziesemer spoke with Documented about this ongoing issue.