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

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 more We’ve made improvements to LawHelpNY.org

Housing Court Answers is now available in Spanish

New York City housing court can be challenging. It might even make you feel like a tourist in your own city. And it can be especially tricky without legal representation (going “pro-se”). Luckily there are a number of resources available, like LawHelpNY’s NYC housing court mini-portal, to help you navigate housing court. For instance, the … Read more Housing Court Answers is now available in Spanish