Dealing with the consumer debt legal process, step-by-step

Dealing with consumer debt can be scary. It is natural to be unsure of what to do, but it is crucial that you understand the process, gather the right resources, and most important – TAKE ACTION!
 
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Human Trafficking – More common than you think

Human trafficking is more common than we realize. Human trafficking is in fact modern day slavery.  Researchers have found that there are more human slaves in the world today than ever before in history.  There are an estimated 27 million adults and 13 million children around the world who are victims of human trafficking.  Take … Read moreHuman Trafficking – More common than you think

New York language access rights

As findings from the recent 2010 Census start to come out, one thing is clear; America is becoming increasingly diverse.  Leading this new change in demographics in America are Hispanics and Asians and Pacific Islanders populations, which are the fastest growing. The federal legislation, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the … Read moreNew York language access rights

¡No me han pagado! wage theft booklet available

NICE is proud to release  ¡No me han pagado!, an illustrated, Spanish-language know your rights booklet to help jornaleros, or day laborers, protect themselves from wage theft. The booklet was created by the Center of Urban Pedagogy and designer Caroline Oh, with input from NICE members. NICE members also grace its pages as illustrations. The pocket-sized booklet … Read more¡No me han pagado! wage theft booklet available

10 Most Downloaded Legal Resources for NYers

According to statistics from New York’s legal aid information website, LawHelpNY.org, low-income New Yorkers downloaded legal resources related to family-related and housing issues in 2013.  During this year, LawHelpNY received over 350,000 visits and over 1 million page views. After reviewing the information that users were searching for, it became clear that many people were … Read more10 Most Downloaded Legal Resources for NYers

New service provides domestic violence info via text

LawHelpNY, the free, statewide resource for people facing civil legal issues, launched a new text messaging campaign, aimed at informing immigrant victims of domestic violence about their rights to shelter, healthcare and free legal services. This new SMS campaign, through the use of text messages provided in English and Spanish, will guide immigrant victims of … Read moreNew service provides domestic violence info via text

Law expert dishes on debt collection tips for New Yorkers

Each year, thousands of New Yorkers find themselves unable to keep up with financial obligations.  If you find yourself unable to pay down your debt and having to deal with debt collection, the repercussions can make the situation overwhelming and paralyzing. Learning the ins and outs of the debt collection process and where to get … Read moreLaw expert dishes on debt collection tips for New Yorkers