LawHelpNY staff were present at the 11/15/13 Long Island Language Advocate Conference at Touro Law Center. We got a chance to learn about three new programs serving immigrants in Long Island and the greater NYC area. Below is a general description of their services with information on how to contact them: Sepa Mujer: is a … Read moreLessons Learned from the 11/15/13 Long Island Language Advocate Conference
Stop-and-frisk is still being debated in New York City courts. Even though stop-and-frisk searches have reduced by 80%, there are still certain communities in NYC that continue to have frequent encounters with police. If you are a community member or a teacher who is aware of aggressive policing in schools or in your community, contact … Read moreWhat would you do if you're stopped by the police? NYC Street Law Team will educate you about your rights
If you have a flood insurance claim, you must submit a new “proof of loss” to preserve your claim to your insurance company for what you might be still owed. Proof of loss consists of three special forms and supporting documentation. FEMA has extended the proof of loss deadline, stating all of this proof of … Read moreSandy Survivors—Flood Insurance Deadlines Are Approaching!
Some home owners that were affected by Superstorm Sandy didn’t have flood insurance—they may have not known they needed it because, for example, they no longer had a mortgage so they weren’t notified of the need for flood insurance. Even if you don’t have a mortgage, if your home is in a high risk area, … Read moreHome owners living in high-risk flood areas need flood insurance and an emergency plan to protect crucial documents!
Thanks to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), lesbian and gay married couples and families will now be able to apply for family-based petitions. The human rights organization, Immigration Equality provides answers to some of the most most-commonly asked questions regarding family-based immigration petitions for LGBT families. If you don’t see the answers to your … Read moreThanks to DOMA – Immigration Has Gotten Easier for LGBT Families