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Get free legal advice at Monday Night Law in the NYC Bar Association

Get free legal advice at Monday Night Law in the NYC Bar Association

July 12, 2014 at 10:33 pm 0 comments

The New York City Bar Association is providing another way for New Yorkers to access free legal advice.  This free legal clinic, called Monday Night Law, runs from October through August. It is scheduled on specific nights throughout each month. At the legal clinic, attorneys will meet you for one-halfRead More

You wont believe the primary killer of women in NYC

You wont believe the primary killer of women in NYC

July 3, 2014 at 10:04 pm 0 comments

Who would have imagined that the primary killer of women in NYC is domestic violence!  Even with all the awareness, education, and dedicated community groups, in 2012, 68% of all murders of women in our city were related to domestic violence, up from 54% in 2011.  The highest rates ofRead More

Important Fall 2013 Education Benefits for Veterans and their Spouses

August 14, 2013 at 12:26 pm 0 comments

Its hard to believe its already that time again.  Time to register for Fall college classes! For veterans that may not qualify or have already used up their Post-9/11 GI Bill, there are important state benefits and additional resources   available to fill in the gaps where federal benefits leaveRead More

Wondering how to qualify for DACA?  New NYC program will help you meet the requirements

Wondering how to qualify for DACA? New NYC program will help you meet the requirements

August 5, 2013 at 1:35 pm 0 comments

                  New York City has become the first city in the country to develop a program to help young undocumented immigrants find jobs and get driver’s licenses.  The $18 million program will target undocumented youth who may be eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), but are having aRead More

Stop Eviction: Emergency Eviction Prevention Funds

Stop Eviction: Emergency Eviction Prevention Funds

May 23, 2013 at 9:46 pm 0 comments

Leer en español If you’re struggling to pay your rent, reach out to someone prior to receiving an eviction notice. The earlier the better. The best way to sort out a problem is to get to the root of the cause. Is it unemployment? Underemployment? Credit card debt? There are severalRead More

LawHelpNY Staff will be presenting on technology and social justice at the 2013 LSC TIG Conference!

January 16, 2013 at 10:53 pm 0 comments

LawHelpNY and other social justice staff from around the US have embarked on the beautiful city of Jacksonville, Florida for the 2013 Legal Services Corporation Conference! The renowned social media guru, Beth Kanter, will be the Keynote speaker.  We are very excited to hear her talk on how advocates canRead More

Are you doing last minute shopping? Here are some tips to help you stay in the festive spirit and prevent any scammers from ruining your holiday!

December 20, 2012 at 6:15 am 0 comments

It’s that time of the year again!  Lots to do and very little time. Here are some tips to help you stay in the festive spirit and prevent any scammers from ruining your holiday! Here are some general holiday security and online shopping tips to make your season a littleRead More

How the events of 9/11 shaped New York’s legal information website – LawHelp.org/NY

How the events of 9/11 shaped New York’s legal information website – LawHelp.org/NY

September 11, 2012 at 5:39 pm 0 comments

This year we are celebrating the 10th year anniversary of www.LawHelp/NY.org.   LawHelp.org/NY is the only comprehensive source of legal referral information for New Yorke.  The website includes more than 600 free legal service projects & organizations, over 4,000 Know Your Rights and self-help resources covering 16 areas of law, and manyRead More

We Love Apps!! Our Top 10 Apps for Keeping You Healthy and Informed

August 2, 2012 at 2:38 am 0 comments

And who doesn’t? They can be entertaining or keep you up to date, keep you healthy or increase your knowledge. There’s an app for literally everything. An app is an abbreviation for application, and with the recent affordability of smart phones and other portable technology, apps have grown to meetRead More

Meaning of “Deferred Action Status” in Obama’s New Immigration Policy for Undocumented Youth

June 22, 2012 at 3:58 pm 0 comments

On June 15th, the President announced a new administrative policy to exercise prosecutorial discretion and grant “deferred action status” to some immigrants who came to the United States as children. What is deferred action? Deferred action is a discretionary determination to defer removal action of an individual as an actRead More