Immigrants must be aware of immigration scams

  “If you pay this fee, you’re guaranteed a place in the Diversity Immigrant Visa program!”  “You can have this form for $20.”  “Under DACA, you’re eligible for these services.”  “If you don’t pay $300 immediately, you will be deported.” Don’t be fooled by immigration scams! Immigration laws are complicated, so it’s no surprise there’s … Read more Immigrants must be aware of immigration scams

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

NYSBA establishes social justice award in honor of the late Phil Dailey, paralegal

Knowledgeable. Caring. Hardworking. Humorous. Passionate about equal justice under the law. These are the qualities his former co-workers used to describe the late Phil Dailey, a Penn Yan, New York native and paralegal. Dailey was recently honored for his dedication to civil justice by the New York State Bar Association’s with the creation of a … Read more NYSBA establishes social justice award in honor of the late Phil Dailey, paralegal

Legal Aid and others provide representation for detained immigrants

Currently, there is no right to legal counsel for immigrants, including people seeking asylum and families with children and those who cannot afford an attorney find themselves navigating the court system alone. In response, The Legal Aid Society and our legal services partners formed the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP), an innovative project … Read more Legal Aid and others provide representation for detained immigrants

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 more Meet Joan Archer, LiveHelp volunteer extraordinaire