Boro Park Jewish Community Council is offering legal aid

The Boro Park Jewish Community Council (BPJCC) is partnering with the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) to provide free legal services for the community.  “The mission of the Boro Park JCC is to be there to assist members of our community,” said Isaac Stern BPJCC President. “In many instances community members need the service … Read moreBoro Park Jewish Community Council is offering legal aid

Live in Buffalo and are dealing with consumer issues? Western New York Law Center can help

The Western New York Law Center has a program to provide legal help with consumer debt, offering consumers assistance with garnishments, credit default judgments and other issues. The Law Center is offering this program because of what they call a  “troubling trend” in consumer debt cases in court. In 2013, for instance, 15,201, or 90 … Read moreLive in Buffalo and are dealing with consumer issues? Western New York Law Center can help

New program pays for cost of DACA application

Earlier this year, the NYC nonprofit The Door announced a new DACA initiative.   Through a special grant from the New York City government, they are now able to provide free legal services for DACA for immigrant youth between 15 and 24 years old.  They are also able cover the application cost ($465!) for clients … Read moreNew program pays for cost of DACA application

Q&A Regarding the new NYC Earned Sick Time Act

Earlier this year, New York city officials the Earned Sick Time Act.  This act protects you from losing your job if you have to take time off from work to recover from a physical/mental illness or an injury, care for a sick family member, or seek medical treatment for yourself or a family member. However, … Read moreQ&A Regarding the new NYC Earned Sick Time Act

Looking for free or low-cost immigration legal assistance?

Finding free or low-cost immigration help has gotten easier.  You can now use the National Immigration Legal Services Directory to search for immigration legal services providers by state, county, or detention facility. Only nonprofit organizations that provide free or low-cost immigration legal services are included in this directory.  For additional questions about this directory you … Read moreLooking for free or low-cost immigration legal assistance?

Tween girls face shocking rate of cyberbullying

Has your child received an expensive gift in the mail, like a webcam, a cell phone with a camera in it, or a trip? These gifts and devices are often for the purpose of encouraging teens to take, produce, and transmit sexually explicit images of themselves. Cyberbullying, especially via mobile phones is a growing and … Read moreTween girls face shocking rate of cyberbullying

New online foreclosure guide helps families with no legal aid

In August, Bank of America agreed to a record-setting $16.65 billion settlement with the Department of Justice for selling toxic mortgage securities during the housing boom. The agreement includes $30 million for states to distribute to their legal aid programs. Legal aid attorneys play a key role in preventing unnecessary foreclosures. They help homeowners navigate … Read moreNew online foreclosure guide helps families with no legal aid