Delivering the highest quality civil legal services to the greatest number of people in need through pro bono and volunteer opportunities.
Defending the rights of tenants by preventing eviction, keeping housing affordable, fighting for repairs, and enabling longtime residents to stay in their neighborhoods.
Providing legal services to ensure that people of all ages have access to the public benefits to which they are entitled.
Providing vulnerable New Yorkers with the legal services and tools they need to fight back against fraud, predatory lending, and illegal debt collection practices.
Bringing legal services to patients in the medical setting and educating healthcare professionals on the legal issues affecting their patients.
Helping immigrants with citizenship, legal residency, work authorizations, visas, removal defense, public benefits and community outreach.
Advocating on behalf of domestic violence victims. Providing holistic representation in cases of divorce, custody, adoption, visitation, and spousal and child support.
Serving as a watchdog to ensure that NYLAG’s clients’ rights are protected through class action and other impact lawsuits.
Preserving homes and stabilizing families by advocating on behalf of New Yorkers who are facing, or are at risk of, foreclosure.
Serving as a first-responder and a longterm provider of legal assistance to victims of Storm Sandy, including FEMA claims, housing, consumer, employment and other benefits.
Helping parents of disabled children secure fair and appropriate educational placements and services.
Expanding access to justice by traveling to low-income neighborhoods and providing advice, legal counseling, and direct representation.
Advising and educating individuals on budgets and debt management as well as credit analysis and gaining access to banking products
Serving the survivor community by providing accurate information and legal assistance regarding compensation and restitution programs.
Serving the unique legal needs of the low-income Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender and Queer communities.
Assisting individuals with all their advance planning needs, including Wills, health care proxies and Powers of Attorney.
Helping elderly clients access health care and home care while providing education to professionals serving this population as well.
Providing free mediation in divorces, child and spousal support, custody/visitation, housing and workplace disputes.
Asserting the employment rights of low-wage workers by providing advice, consultation and legal representation.
Legal Hand brings community volunteers to New York City neighborhoods to provide free legal information, assistance, and referrals to local residents.
NYLAG staffs an on-site clinic providing legal advice to litigants appearing without an attorney before the US District court for the Southern District of New York.