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OUR IMPACT

I was sitting in the courtroom thinking, ‘When David was facing Goliath, did he feel this alone?’ Yet at that moment, a NYLAG attorney offered to help me. I bumped into an angel.

– former client

NYLAG fights for the rights of underserved communities.

129,000

adults and children impacted by our services

23,000

immigrants served, including for asylum claims and deportation defense

10,000

tenants & homeowners represented, resulting in thousands of people keeping their homes

When you become distressed in life, sometimes you need somebody to help you out. Every once in a while, out of nowhere, you have a superhero come in. My NYLAG attorney flew in and saved me from losing my home.

– DARRYLLE, former client

NYLAG obtains millions of dollars in services and benefits for individuals and families.

$288M

saved for NYLAG clients

$7.3M

in relief for consumers victimized by predatory debt and lending

$5.6M

secured in ongoing yearly public benefits for NYLAG clients

After I was denied benefits that would manage my breast cancer symptoms, I wanted to give up. But my NYLAG attorney fought hard for me and got me what I needed.

ERICKA, former client

NYLAG’s fight for justice changes many lives.

$3.4M

in ongoing yearly education benefits secured for students

$2.3M​

in debts avoided from medical expenses for adults, seniors, and children

$490K

in savings secured for student loan borrowers

$200K

in life-changing benefits awarded to veterans of the U.S. armed forces through NYLAG’s advocacy

15,000

immigrants represented by NYLAG in removal proceedings and appeals, including people in detention

3,400

intimate partner violence survivors represented by NYLAG on orders of protection, divorce, and custody issues

*Unless noted otherwise, the figures above represent fiscal year 2023
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