Working with an Interpreter in a Legal Setting

  Frequently Asked Questions What is an interpreter? When people speak different languages, an interpreter helps them talk to each other.  An interpreter can work in person or over the phone. Is what I say to the interpreter confidential? If your interpreter works for your lawyer or someone else who works in a legal office, … Read moreWorking with an Interpreter in a Legal Setting

Access Manhattan: Medicaid/Medicare Workshop

Manhattan Borough President, Gale Brewer launched a series of workshops and forums in early fall 2015, Access Manhattan: Services for Stronger Communities. They have held a number of events since October that will continue through December. On November 4th, there will be a Medicaid/Medicare workshop held at her office, 431 West 125th Street. from 3:00 – … Read moreAccess Manhattan: Medicaid/Medicare Workshop

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

Differences between Federal, State, & Local Laws

  Do you know the differences between Federal, State, & Local Laws? What are Federal laws? Federal laws are rules that apply throughout the United States.  These laws apply in every state, such as:  Immigration law Bankruptcy law Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) laws Federal anti-discrimination and civil rights laws that protect against … Read moreDifferences between Federal, State, & Local Laws

AGScamHelp Brings Foreclosure Scam Awareness

The New York State Attorney General created to help New Yorkers identify scams, find trustworthy help through the Homeowner Protection Program (HOPP), and report potential scammers directly to the Attorney General’s office. prevent New Yorkers from becoming victims of these terrible scams. Visit the Attorney General’s new website if you think you have been a victim of … Read moreAGScamHelp Brings Foreclosure Scam Awareness

Your Right to Assistance in Your Language

Your Right to Assistance in Your Language:  Basic Information about Federal Language Access Rights Under U.S. law, if you are seeking services from a government agency or an organization funded by the U.S. government, you must be provided with assistance in your language. What are language access services? Language access services include a free interpreter … Read moreYour Right to Assistance in Your Language

FEMA: Hurricane Joaquin

In any emergency, always follow the instructions given by state, local, or tribal emergency management officials. ·         FEMA encourages all Americans to visit or to learn more about how to be better prepared and how to protect your family during emergencies.  ·         Plan for your loved ones’ needs in advance. Ask schools, hospitals, … Read moreFEMA: Hurricane Joaquin

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