12/15/2014 | LawHelpNY
What you need to know as a homeless student.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=189RhSMUj-Q&index=12
12/12/2014 | LawHelpNY
In 2013, there were over half a million adult arrests made in New York State. A portion of those arrests are for minor crimes and have ended without a conviction. [source] The impact of an arrest on a person’s life is not often measured, seen, or heard by others. But, unfortunately an arrest can impact that person’s future heavily.
12/05/2014 | LawHelpNY
Rent-stabilized tenants are now protected from homelessness when facing bankruptcy.Have you been considering filing for bankruptcy but afraid to do so out of fear of losing your home? This fear was especially well-founded for rent stabilized tenants in NYC when they lived in neighborhoods that were gentrifying. A new court decision, described below, has put an end to this risk.
11/24/2014 | LawHelpNY
Filing for divorce.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXOebVwih7s&index=20
11/19/2014 | LawHelpNY
Older Yorkers often ask one or both of the following questions about wills: Do I really need a will?
11/13/2014 | LawHelpNY
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11/07/2014 | LawHelpNY
New Yorkers with an immigration question can call the New York State New Americans Hotline, 1-800-566-7636, for general information and referrals on immigration and naturalization questions.
11/03/2014 | LawHelpNY
You do not need to have legal immigration status to get help with domestic violenceThere are certain rights you have in New York State even if you do not have legal immigration status:
10/31/2014 | LawHelpNY
The Boro Park Jewish Community Council (BPJCC) is partnering with the New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) to provide free legal services for the community. "The mission of the Boro Park JCC is to be there to assist members of our community," said Isaac Stern BPJCC President. "In many instances community members need the service of an attorney but are unable to afford them.
10/30/2014 | LawHelpNY
The Western New York Law Center has a program to provide legal help with consumer debt, offering consumers assistance with garnishments, credit default judgments and other issues. The Law Center is offering this program because of what they call a “troubling trend” in consumer debt cases in court. In 2013, for instance, 15,201, or 90 percent of the 16,908 lawsuits in Buffalo City Court, were consumer credit matters, and 8,289 of those, or 55 percent, resulted in default judgments in favor of the creditors.
Volunteer Spotlight: Trevor Stankiewicz
Thank you to LawHelpNY LiveHelp Operator, Trevor Stankiewicz. Trevor is a third-year law student at University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and has been volunteering as a LiveHelp Operator s...