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LawHelpNY Launches New “Know Your Rights” Resources!

LawHelpNY Launches New “Know Your Rights” Resources!

November 14, 2016 at 9:01 pm 5 comments

  LawHelpNY.org is excited to announce the launch of a set of new “know your rights” housing resources. With a focus on non-payment proceedings, the resources are designed to help the 99% of unrepresented litigants who navigate NYC Housing Court alone: New York City Housing Mini Portal New content includes:Read More

Legal Aid and Others Provide Representation for Detained Immigrants

Legal Aid and Others Provide Representation for Detained Immigrants

October 17, 2016 at 8:33 pm 3 comments

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 UnityRead More

Discharging Student Loans in Bankruptcy

Discharging Student Loans in Bankruptcy

October 4, 2016 at 7:15 pm 2 comments

This was originally published by the City Bar Justice Center. Have you ever considered filing for bankruptcy to discharge your student loan debt, or wondered if that is even possible? The City Bar Justice Center’s Consumer Bankruptcy Project has produced two videos covering this topic, thanks to the generous supportRead More

Support for LGBT Youth

Support for LGBT Youth

June 15, 2016 at 5:02 pm 0 comments

In wake of the tragic massacre in Orlando, we stand with the LGBT community. Through this difficult time we need to make sure support is available for the current and next generation, the LGBT youth. If you know someone that is in need, below are a number of agencies thatRead More

What Children Should Expect in New York City Immigration Court

What Children Should Expect in New York City Immigration Court

May 16, 2016 at 6:29 pm 1 comment

What Happens When I Go To Immigration Court? Learn what to expect at your hearing in New York City Immigration Court and connect with legal service providers who may be able to assist with your case. Use this resource. Below is a video produced to guide children who are placedRead More

Fight For $15

Fight For $15

April 28, 2016 at 12:45 pm 1 comment

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 2 comments

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