NYLAG co-drafts and lobbies for the legislation signed into law today to allow parents who are at risk of detainment or deportation based on immigration status to designate a standby guardian to care for their children in the event the parent is detained or deported.
A new study published in the December issue of Health Affairs found that veterans have better physical and mental health when they have access to a lawyer who can advise them on civil legal problems like disputes with landlords, which contribute to homelessness. The study included NYLAG clients and attorneys. The study was authored by …
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Our attorneys and paralegals spend months, sometimes years, working closely with individuals and families in crisis. We hear their stories and see their pain, but we also see the dignity, humor and hope that gives them the strength to fight, with their lawyers by their side, for justice and the chance of a better life. …
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Meet five remarkable people whose lives were transformed by their NYLAG attorneys. Through their stories we celebrate the tenacity, courage, and strength of the over 88,000 clients NYLAG serves every year.
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