Did you ever wonder, What is Probate?

Well, maybe never if you’re under 50, but as you get older, it does become a concern.  Alexander H Ryley, Director of the Elderly Project at Volunteers of Legal Service (VOLS) in New York City decided to explain “Probate” in response to questions from seniors who had recently lost a spouse, and we decided to … Read more Did you ever wonder, What is Probate?

How's technology evolving immigrant service delivery?

In partnership with the CUNY Immigration Working Group, we’re releasing a new video and accompanying lesson plan to get nonprofit staff acquainted with emerging tech-driven initiatives. 
If you would like one of our staff to go over the video and lesson plan with your organization, contact Wilneida Negron at: wnegron@nylawhelp.org to request a free in-house training. 
Thanks to Mark O’Brien from Pro Bono Net, Matthew Burnett from Immigration Advocates Network, and Emma Murphy from Cabrini Immigrant Services of NYC for their interview time!  

You have a right to be free of debt collector abuse

A federal judge, in response to a case filed by the New York State Attorney General and the Federal Trade Commission has ordered a debt collector in Buffalo going under the names, eCapital Services or the National Check Registry to stop lying to borrowers by telling them that they face prison or job loss for … Read more You have a right to be free of debt collector abuse

Some good news for New York State’s immigrants

(This article originally appeared in the NYLAG Blog) On the national front this has been a summer of disappointment, outrage and guarded hope for the rights of immigrant families living in our country. Comprehensive immigration reform seems like a distant memory, unaccompanied children are fleeing persecution only to be denied due process and fast-tracked into … Read more Some good news for New York State’s immigrants

Immigrants and domestic violence

While the national debate rages on as to the threat posed by undocumented immigrants, the immigrants themselves often face a more personal threat- domestic violence. All immigrants to United States, legal or not, are afforded the same legal protections as American citizens are when they are victims of domestic violence. However, the fear of deportation … Read more Immigrants and domestic violence