10/13/2015 | LawHelpNY
Preparing for Court I have an upcoming court date. What are the first things I should do?At least 1 week before your court date, contact the court if you need: An interpreter Wheelchair accessWhat else can I do to get organized? Make sure you have all the documents you need for your court case. Bring original documents. (Have copies available in case you need them.) For records from a government office or agency, get certified copies from that agency or government office. Decide what you want out of the case – this will help you evaluate any possi
10/05/2015 | LawHelpNY
Your Right to Assistance in Your Language: Basic Information about Federal Language Access RightsUnder U.S. law, if you are seeking services from a government agency or an organization funded by the U.S. government, you must be provided with assistance in your language.What are language access services?Language access services include a free interpreter and free translation of important documents.
10/01/2015 | LawHelpNY
In any emergency, always follow the instructions given by state, local, or tribal emergency management officials.· FEMA encourages all Americans to visit www.ready.gov or www.listo.gov to learn more about how to be better prepared and how to protect your family during emergencies. · Plan for your loved ones’ needs in advance.
10/01/2015 | LawHelpNY
LawHelpNY is an online referral & resource center for low to moderate income New Yorkers since 2001. We had a great summer!This summer we welcomed 10 interns working closely with Khatia Mikadze, our Outreach Coordinator. These bright interns brought their passion to many events.
09/28/2015 | LawHelpNY
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) launched a smartphone mobile application called IRS2GO. On the app you will be able to check on your tax refund status, locate free tax preparation help, and even make a tax payment from your smartphone. IRS2Go is available on Google Play and the App Store.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GY1IQ6bmLIo
09/21/2015 | LawHelpNY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXIdesljuKAIf you’re out and about and notice a broken sidewalk along the way, reporting it is easier than ever with the free NYC311 App for Android & Apple. You can file with just a few taps, add a photo, and get updates to your service request, all in the palm of your hand. Download the App today: http://on.nyc.gov/GL73rg
09/19/2015 | LawHelpNY
Do you think you were underpaid by your flood insurance? You may be eligible to have your claim reviewed. The Requests for FEMA Flood Insurance Claims Review have been extended to Oct. 15th, 2015.The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced today that any additional flood insurance proceeds up to $20,000 will not be treated as duplicative. Federal agencies cannot provide disaster assistance for losses covered by insurance.
09/14/2015 | LawHelpNY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YifyIrses80 See a pothole on an NYC street? It’s now easier than ever to report it. Report potholes with just a few taps on your iPhone or Android smartphone; you can file a pothole service request. The NYC 311 App is free to download and easy to use. It also allows you to report a lost item in a taxi, parking meter issues, request a new City tree, and much more. Download the NYC311 App here: http://on.nyc.gov/GL73rg
09/09/2015 | LawHelpNY
Stop Credit Discrimination in Employment Act (SCDEA), went into effect on September 3rd, 2015. The law was put in place protect employees and potential applicants from being discriminated by credit checks. The law was signed on May 6th, 2015 by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Human Rights Commissioner and Chair Carmelyn P. Malalis.
08/29/2015 | LawHelpNY
This post was originally featured on LSNYC's blog.The Tenant Rights Campaign, a joint initiative of Legal Services NYC and The Legal Aid Society, working in collaboration with New York Communities for Change, launched an anti-displacement initiative in East New York and Brownsville.
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-...