Free Self-Help Civil Legal Forms!

LawHelpNY and the New York State Office of Court Administration now make available a number of free online interactive self-help programs that make it easier to submit legal papers in court if you don’t have an attorney. The interviews are designed to ask “leading questions” to help ensure that what you submit in court is … Read moreFree Self-Help Civil Legal Forms!

Lessons Learned from the 11/15/13 Long Island Language Advocate Conference

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

What would you do if you're stopped by the police? NYC Street Law Team will educate you about your rights

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

Have you registered for the New York STAR Registration Program? 8 Facts to Get You Started!

The New York STAR exemption is the tax property tax break available for owner-occupied, primary residences where the combined income of resident owners and their spouses is $500,000 or less.  This year there’s been some changes to the STAR program and you must act soon in order to not lose your exemptions! These 8 facts … Read moreHave you registered for the New York STAR Registration Program? 8 Facts to Get You Started!

Have a legal problem and can't afford a lawyer? Learn about Legal Aid and Low-Cost Legal Help in New York

Do you know what free legal aid or low-cost aid is?  Do you know how to even start looking for free or low-cost legal assistance in New York?  The short Q&A article below will answer some of the most common questions regarding how to find free or low-cost legal aid, the types of cases that … Read moreHave a legal problem and can't afford a lawyer? Learn about Legal Aid and Low-Cost Legal Help in New York