LawHelpNY launches new resources for NYCHA tenants on how to get repairs

LawHelpNY is proud to announce a new series of resources designed to help public housing tenants in New York City successfully get repairs from NYCHA, the city’s public housing authority. The resources, developed in partnership with Housing Court Answers, offer practical advice on how to effectively exercise one’s right to a home in good condition, including the … Read moreLawHelpNY launches new resources for NYCHA tenants on how to get repairs

LawHelpNY launches new resources for NYC tenants who need information on eviction and housing court

LawHelpNY.org is excited to announce the launch of its New York City Housing Mini-Portal. With a focus on non-payment proceedings, the resources are designed to help the 99% of tenants who navigate NYC Housing Court without an attorney. The new mini-portal includes: An interactive step-by-step timeline outlining the key steps in a non-payment case. Checklists … Read moreLawHelpNY launches new resources for NYC tenants who need information on eviction and housing court

Meet Joan Archer, LiveHelp volunteer extraordinaire

The NYC Pro Bono Center proudly features Joan Archer, as our October volunteer spotlight, and thanks LiveHelp coordinator, Michelle Born, for sharing this story. “Joan saves the day!” This was a frequent phrase in my emails to Joan Archer over the course of the last year. As LiveHelp Coordinator at LawHelpNY, I work with dozens … Read moreMeet Joan Archer, LiveHelp volunteer extraordinaire

We’ve made improvements to LawHelpNY.org

Legal information is complex, and in our quest to simplify it for our visitors the first, crucial task is helping people find what they’re looking for. To that end, a lot of thought has gone into LawHelpNY’s navigation structure over its history. We are rolling out our latest attempt to make our materials more intuitive … Read moreWe’ve made improvements to LawHelpNY.org

Growing our user community: 2016 LHI Tech Summit

It’s hard to believe time has gone by so quickly, but earlier this month I attended my fourth LawHelp Interactive (LHI) annual technical summit. This 2-day summit has served as a time to meet in-person with the full LHI team which spans from Coast to Coast, as well as with various LHI field partners, funders, … Read moreGrowing our user community: 2016 LHI Tech Summit

Overview of Legal Services Statewide Websites

  What are the legal services statewide websites? The Legal Services Corporation has funded statewide legal information websites in 54 states and territories. These websites provide accurate, easy-to-understand information in the legal areas most affecting low-income and vulnerable people. These websites also provide information on free legal aid offices (also called legal services) in each state. What … Read moreOverview of Legal Services Statewide Websites

Recap of LawHelpNY Summer 2015 Interns

LawHelpNY is an online referral & resource center for low to moderate income New Yorkers since 2001. We had a great summer! This summer we welcomed 10 interns working closely with Khatia Mikadze, our Outreach Coordinator. These bright interns brought their passion to many events. From Brooklyn to the Bronx, our interns traveled around NYC … Read moreRecap of LawHelpNY Summer 2015 Interns

Have you Discovered LawHelpNY.org Yet?

If you haven’t taken the time to explore LawHelpNY, then stop what you’re doing, open a new tab in your browser, and type www.lawhelpny.org in the search box. Whether you are a new reader or regular of the RealNY blog, you should know the information you are getting is powered by LawHelpNY. Maybe you are … Read moreHave you Discovered LawHelpNY.org Yet?

¡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