LawHelpNY launches new resources for NYCHA tenants on how to get repairs

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. The resources, developed in partnership with Housing Court Answers, offer practical advice on how to effectively exercise one’s right to a home in good condition, including the … Read moreLawHelpNY launches new resources for NYCHA tenants on how to get repairs

LiveHelp Chat feature is gaining traction on Family Court website

LawHelpNY and the New York State Courts Access to Justice Program are excited to announce an important new service to New Yorkers navigating the Family Court system. The organizations have partnered to provide help via LiveHelp, a live chat program run by LawHelpNY, to visitors on the Families and Children pages of CourtHelp (www.nycourthelp.gov), the … Read moreLiveHelp Chat feature is gaining traction on Family Court website

Immigrants must be aware of immigration scams

  “If you pay this fee, you’re guaranteed a place in the Diversity Immigrant Visa program!”  “You can have this form for $20.”  “Under DACA, you’re eligible for these services.”  “If you don’t pay $300 immediately, you will be deported.” Don’t be fooled by immigration scams! Immigration laws are complicated, so it’s no surprise there’s … Read moreImmigrants must be aware of immigration scams

What immigrants in New York can do to stay safe in the era of Trump

President-elect Donald Trump has threatened to deport up to 3 million immigrants once he is in office. This is a scary time to be an immigrant in the United States, but you do not need to sit by and watch. There are a number of things you can do to better protect yourself and your … Read moreWhat immigrants in New York can do to stay safe in the era of Trump

LawHelpNY launches new resources for NYC tenants who need information on eviction and housing court

LawHelpNY.org is excited to announce the launch of its New York City Housing Mini-Portal. With a focus on non-payment proceedings, the resources are designed to help the 99% of tenants who navigate NYC Housing Court without an attorney. The new mini-portal includes: An interactive step-by-step timeline outlining the key steps in a non-payment case. Checklists … Read moreLawHelpNY launches new resources for NYC tenants who need information on eviction and housing court

NYSBA establishes social justice award in honor of the late Phil Dailey, paralegal

Knowledgeable. Caring. Hardworking. Humorous. Passionate about equal justice under the law. These are the qualities his former co-workers used to describe the late Phil Dailey, a Penn Yan, New York native and paralegal. Dailey was recently honored for his dedication to civil justice by the New York State Bar Association’s with the creation of a … Read moreNYSBA establishes social justice award in honor of the late Phil Dailey, paralegal

Legal Aid and others provide representation for detained immigrants

Currently, there is no right to legal counsel for immigrants, including people seeking asylum and families with children and those who cannot afford an attorney find themselves navigating the court system alone. In response, The Legal Aid Society and our legal services partners formed the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP), an innovative project … Read moreLegal Aid and others provide representation for detained immigrants

Meet Joan Archer, LiveHelp volunteer extraordinaire

The NYC Pro Bono Center proudly features Joan Archer, as our October volunteer spotlight, and thanks LiveHelp coordinator, Michelle Born, for sharing this story. “Joan saves the day!” This was a frequent phrase in my emails to Joan Archer over the course of the last year. As LiveHelp Coordinator at LawHelpNY, I work with dozens … Read moreMeet Joan Archer, LiveHelp volunteer extraordinaire

We’ve made improvements to LawHelpNY.org

Legal information is complex, and in our quest to simplify it for our visitors the first, crucial task is helping people find what they’re looking for. To that end, a lot of thought has gone into LawHelpNY’s navigation structure over its history. We are rolling out our latest attempt to make our materials more intuitive … Read moreWe’ve made improvements to LawHelpNY.org

Housing Court Answers is now available in Spanish

New York City housing court can be challenging. It might even make you feel like a tourist in your own city. And it can be especially tricky without legal representation (going “pro-se”). Luckily there are a number of resources available, like LawHelpNY’s NYC housing court mini-portal, to help you navigate housing court. For instance, the … Read moreHousing Court Answers is now available in Spanish