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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

Be Mindful of Immigration Services Scams

Be Mindful of Immigration Services Scams

September 17, 2015 at 8:29 pm 0 comments

A recent agreement reached by Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman reminds the public to watch out for immigration services scams. The Attorney General shut down the operations of Entertainment Visa Consultant Company because it was not in compliance with New York City and New York State law. The investigation revealedRead More

HEAP Cooling Assistance Applications

HEAP Cooling Assistance Applications

May 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm 0 comments

Where to send HEAP cooling assistance applications? The simple answer is that the mailing address for applications is: HRA/HEAP P.O. Box 1401 Church Street Station New York, NY 10008 And the number to call to request an application or for further information is (212) 835-7216. According to the New YorkRead More

Help for New Yorkers with Tax Problems

Help for New Yorkers with Tax Problems

April 17, 2015 at 8:03 pm 0 comments

It’s tax season and LawHelpNY previously wrote about free places to file and Earned Income Credit, but there may be difficult situations that arise after have filed your taxes or failing to file. Dealing with the IRS can be overwhelming, but there are resources in New York that taxpayers canRead More