12/15/2014 | LawHelpNY
New court rules and new state regulations have been adopted to protect consumers and ensure a fair legal process.Over 100,000 credit card debt collection cases are brought every year against ordinary consumers in New York State, many of whom are elderly or disadvantaged. Often these cases get to court through deceptive debt collection practices. Many debt collectors buy old debt at a discount from a credit card company or another debt collector.
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.
Volunteer Spotlight: Manny Bamrah
Today we would like to highlight Manny Bamrah, a LiveHelp Volunteer for LawHelpNY, and his experience working with the live chat support program. Volunteers staff LiveHelp, an online, real-...