• 05/12/2017 | LawHelpNY

    “If you pay this fee, you’re guaranteed a place in the Diversity Immigrant Visa program!” “You can have this form for $20.” “Under DACA, you’re eligible for these services.” “If you don’t pay $300 immediately, you will be deported.” Don’t be fooled by immigration scams!

  • 11/14/2016 | LawHelpNY

    LawHelpNY.org is excited to announce the launch of its New York City Housing Mini-Portal.

  • 10/17/2016 | LawHelpNY

    Currently, there is no right to legal counsel for immigrants, including people seeking asylum and families with children and those who cannot afford an attorney find themselves navigating the court system alone.In response, The Legal Aid Society and our legal services partners formed the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP), an innovative project providing free legal counsel for every detained immigrant who appears at the Varick Street Immigration Court in Manhattan.

  • 10/07/2016 | LawHelpNY

    The NYC Pro Bono Center proudly features Joan Archer, as our October volunteer spotlight, and thanks LiveHelp coordinator, Michelle Born, for sharing this story.“Joan saves the day!”This was a frequent phrase in my emails to Joan Archer over the course of the last year. As LiveHelp Coordinator at LawHelpNY, I work with dozens of law student and law graduate volunteers at any given point in time.

  • 07/05/2016 | LawHelpNY

    Legal information is complex, and in our quest to simplify it for our visitors the first, crucial task is helping people find what they’re looking for. To that end, a lot of thought has gone into LawHelpNY’s navigation structure over its history. We are rolling out our latest attempt to make our materials more intuitive to explore by addressing a particular blind spot: while LawHelpNY’s site navigation provides a lot of guidance to folks who arrive at the homepage and begin looking for material from the top down, many people don’t arrive via the homepage.

  • 04/26/2016 | LawHelpNY

    New York City housing court can be challenging. It might even make you feel like a tourist in your own city. And it can be especially tricky without legal representation (going “pro-se”). Luckily there are a number of resources available, like LawHelpNY’s NYC housing court mini-portal, to help you navigate housing court. For instance, the portal includes advice from Angela Pham, a volunteer with the Metropolitan Council on Housing, who shares her 10 tips on navigating housing court.Also, additional support for Spanish-speakers now available via Housing Court Answers.

  • 04/14/2016 | LawHelpNY

    It’s hard to believe time has gone by so quickly, but earlier this month I attended my fourth LawHelp Interactive (LHI) annual technical summit. This 2-day summit has served as a time to meet in-person with the full LHI team which spans from Coast to Coast, as well as with various LHI field partners, funders, technology partners and stakeholders.

  • 04/01/2016 | LawHelpNY

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=339Dcb5_sZw Learn how to file a complaint with DCA, Department of Consumer Affairs and reasons why you would want to file a complaint. DCA licenses 55 types of industries, like contractors, used car dealers, parking garages. Remember to work with licensed businesses. Even if a business is not licensed by the Department of Consumer Affairs they must comply with the law. The law prohibits businesses from engaging in illegal behavior, false advertising, and more. Two ways to file a complaint: 1. Online

  • 03/10/2016 | LawHelpNY

    Under the NYC Human Rights Law - and as emphasized by Mayor Bill de Blasio's Executive Order on Monday - transgender and gender non-conforming New Yorkers can use single-sex facilities that correspond with their gender identity.The Commission has compiled - and corrected - some common "myths" about this aspect of our Law, as seen in the following graphics.To get all the Myths and Facts on one sheet, with additional elaboration, visit on.nyc.gov/1R0KRW98 Myths vs. Facts on Gender Identity below:

  • 03/01/2016 | LawHelpNY

    Know your rights about immigration laws.