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

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?

Boro Park Jewish Community Council is offering legal aid

The Boro Park Jewish Community Council (BPJCC) is partnering with the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) to provide free legal services for the community.  “The mission of the Boro Park JCC is to be there to assist members of our community,” said Isaac Stern BPJCC President. “In many instances community members need the service … Read moreBoro Park Jewish Community Council is offering legal aid

How to find legal aid or low-cost legal help in NY

Last week, the New York Civil Liberties Union released a report focused on five New York counties.  The report highlighted how New York state is failing to provide legal aid to the poor.  The unfortunate conclusion of the report was: that in New York state, justice is “only available to those who can afford it.“ … Read moreHow to find legal aid or low-cost legal help in NY

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

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