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Wills and lawyers — who needs them!?

Wills and lawyers — who needs them!?

November 19, 2014 at 3:24 pm 0 comments

Older Yorkers often ask one or both of the following questions about wills:   Do I really need a will? and If so, do I really need a lawyer in order to prepare one?   What follows are some basic answers to these questions. Do I need a will? ThereRead More

Getting an Ordering of Protection

Getting an Ordering of Protection

November 8, 2014 at 10:33 am 0 comments

You may want to seek legal advice before filing for an order of protection There are many ways to protect yourself when leaving an abusive relationship.  One option is filing for an order of protection in your local Family Court.  However, it is best to get advice from an experiencedRead More

Online Grooming

Online Grooming

November 3, 2014 at 9:01 pm 0 comments

Has your child received an expensive gift in the mail, like a webcam, a cell phone with a camera in it, or a trip? These gifts and devices are often for the purpose of encouraging teens to take, produce, and transmit sexually explicit images of themselves. Watch this important videoRead More

Q&A Regarding the new NYC Earned Sick Time Act

Q&A Regarding the new NYC Earned Sick Time Act

October 27, 2014 at 2:44 am Comments are Disabled

Earlier this year, New York city officials the Earned Sick Time Act.  This act protects you from losing your job if you have to take time off from work to recover from a physical/mental illness or an injury, care for a sick family member, or seek medical treatment for yourselfRead More

Tenant Screening Reports: An Unfair Barrier to Housing in NYC

Tenant Screening Reports: An Unfair Barrier to Housing in NYC

October 27, 2014 at 2:42 am 0 comments

New Economy Project speaks with advocates about the use of tenant screening reports, a practice that presents a barrier to thousands of New York City residents in search of residence.

10 signs of child abuse

10 signs of child abuse

October 24, 2014 at 8:00 pm 0 comments

We have the power to prevent and stop child abuse with just a few simple steps.  As a friend, relative, coworker, or professional working with families, one of the most important steps we can take to prevent child abuse is to identify and help families that may be experiencing stresses,Read More

Tween girls face shocking rate of cyberbullying

Tween girls face shocking rate of cyberbullying

October 21, 2014 at 5:13 am 0 comments

Has your child received an expensive gift in the mail, like a webcam, a cell phone with a camera in it, or a trip? These gifts and devices are often for the purpose of encouraging teens to take, produce, and transmit sexually explicit images of themselves. Cyberbullying, especially via mobileRead More

NYC Housing Court Resolution

NYC Housing Court Resolution

October 21, 2014 at 1:06 am 0 comments

Going to the New York City Housing Court for the first time? What this video to learn about what to expect when you arrive, the court personnel and the services provided by the Court. Thank you to the New York State Access to Justice Program for this informational free video. 

Worried about your child being bullied?

Worried about your child being bullied?

October 16, 2014 at 4:11 am 0 comments

Bullying has had several negative effects on our youth today. It has been linked to several psychological disorders such as depression, suicidal thoughts, and has been the cause of several violent actions in our schools. Rates of bullying have decreased since 1998, but rates of physical fighting have remained theRead More

What Tenants Need To Know About Being Evicted

What Tenants Need To Know About Being Evicted

October 14, 2014 at 4:05 am 2 comments

If you work in New York this free video will help you understand your rights if you are being evicted from your home in New York City. A free video created by Legal Aid Society of New York.