Thousands of New Yorkers have gotten a raise

Good news. If you work in New York State and you earn minimum wage, you may be getting a raise.

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LawHelpNY launches new resources for NYCHA tenants

LawHelpNY is proud to announce a new series of resources designed to help public housing tenants in New York City successfully get repairs from NYCHA, the city's public housing authority.

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Immigrants must be aware of immigration scams

Immigration laws are complicated, so it’s no surprise there’s a lot of fear and confusion surrounding them. Unfortunately, as the above headlines show, scammers take advantage of this.

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What is the justice gap?

In the United States, you only have the right to an attorney if you have been accused of a crime. Constitutional-guarantee of a lawyer does not apply to people fighting civil injustices, even when those that threaten their physical safety, economic security, and family. Such injustices include unlawful eviction, denial of public benefits and limited access to health services.

LawHelpNY.org, powered by Pro Bono Net, is an online tool for helping low-income New Yorkers solve their legal problems. Our mission is to provide and promote access to high-quality online information about:

  • Free legal services throughout New York State
  • Legal rights in a broad range of substantive areas
  • The New York State court system
  • Advocacy groups, government offices and social service organizations that help low-income New Yorkers

We are committed to helping low-income and other vulnerable New Yorkers achieve equal access to justice by providing information that is user-friendly in English, Spanish and other languages.

Senior adult woman worries over her past due bills while sitting on home living room sofa.  A pile of invoices on coffee table in front of her.  She is calculating expenses versus budget income.  Frustration among middle-class people.   Great imagery for election season:  home finances, recession, past due bills, mortgage, debt, stress, worry, taxes.

Do you need legal information or a referral to legal services?

Visit LawHelpNY.org for know-your-rights information and referrals to legal service providers throughout the state.