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Fight For $15

Fight For $15

April 28, 2016 at 12:45 pm 0 comments

The fight for $15 will be resolved! On April 4th, 2016 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo signed legislation enacting a statewide $15 minimum wage plan and a 12-week paid family leave policy. This historic legislation will raise the minimum wage across New York State. Meanwhile, there are over 300 cities rallyingRead More

Housing Court Answers Available in Spanish

Housing Court Answers Available in Spanish

April 26, 2016 at 12:05 pm 0 comments

New York City Housing Court can be challenging, it might even leave you feeling like a tourist in your own city. It can be especially tricky without legal representation, or going “pro-se.” Luckily there are a number of resources available, like LawHelpNY’s mini-portal, to help you navigate Housing Court. AngelaRead More

Are You Paying Too Much Rent? What You Need to Know About Rent Limits

Are You Paying Too Much Rent? What You Need to Know About Rent Limits

April 25, 2016 at 12:45 pm 0 comments

This article originally appears on Pro Publica’s “The Rent Racket.“ Update, Nov. 11, 2015: This story has been updated to include additional questions and answers. Q. Is there a limit on rent increases for my apartment? A. You can punch your address into the search page maintained by the state’sRead More

ICE Immigration Hotline

ICE Immigration Hotline

February 3, 2016 at 6:38 pm 1 comment

On February 4th and Friday, February 5th from 5pm – 7pm, New York Immigration Coalition in collaboration with Catholic Charities Communities Services and media sponsors Univision 41, Radio WADO, and El Diario are hosting an immigration hotline to support immigrants who have questions about ICE raids and about any legalRead More

Uncontested Divorce DIY Forms

Uncontested Divorce DIY Forms

January 11, 2016 at 9:30 am Comments are Disabled

Get acquainted with the basics of “No Fault Divorce,” with the video below. If your divorce is “uncontested” (see the definition in the link) you can use the NY Court System’s Uncontested Divorce self-help form to produce divorce papers that you can file in court. Click on the accompanying videoRead More

Working with an Interpreter in a Legal Setting

Working with an Interpreter in a Legal Setting

November 18, 2015 at 9:37 pm 0 comments

  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 whoRead More

Overview of Legal Services Statewide Websites

Overview of Legal Services Statewide Websites

October 29, 2015 at 7:37 pm 1 comment

  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 legalRead More

Differences between Federal, State, & Local Laws

Differences between Federal, State, & Local Laws

October 23, 2015 at 7:10 pm 0 comments

  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 civilRead More

Preparing for Court

Preparing for Court

October 13, 2015 at 3:42 pm 0 comments

Preparing for Court   I have an upcoming court date.  What are the first things I should do? At least 1 week before your court date, contact the court if you need: An interpreter Wheelchair access What else can I do to get organized? Make sure you have all theRead More

Your Right to Assistance in Your Language

Your Right to Assistance in Your Language

October 5, 2015 at 7:22 pm 0 comments

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 accessRead More