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New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

NYLAG is a legal aid society based in New York, NY that was founded in 1989. As of 2018 they had $29 million in revenue and $17 million in assets.

NYLAG is law office founded in 1990 to provide free civil legal services to low income New Yorkers who would otherwise be unable to afford or receive legal assistance.

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Program areas at NYLAG

LEGALHEALTH UNIT: NYLAGs LegalHealth partners with medical professionals to address the non-medical needs of low-income people with serious health problems. LegalHealth complements health care with legal care providing free legal services in medical facilities and training healthcare professionals to understand the legal issues their patients face. LegalHealth extends its mission nationally by providing technical assistance to bring medical and legal partners together.

TENANT'S RIGHTS: NYLAG attorneys fight to ensure fair housing practices and for the rights of New Yorkers to remain in safe, affordable housing. This past year, New York City enacted a groundbreaking law that, at full implementation, will guarantee a right to counsel to households under 200% the of federal poverty line who are facing eviction. NYLAG is a key player in the Citys roll-out of the program, serving tenants in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. New Yorks universal access to counsel program is already closing the justice gap, substantially reducing the number of tenants unrepresented in housing court. NYLAG attorneys stand up for tenants on the brink of homelessness, many of whom are elderly or single mothers with children, to fight to preserve their homes in the midst of skyrocketing rents. Last year, NYLAG attorneys handled 6,784 housing cases affecting over 15,000 people. For many of these families, access to ...

IMMIGRANT PROTECTION: Dedicated to social justice, NYLAGs Immigrant Protection Unit (IPU) provides New Yorks low-income immigrant communities with comprehensive legal services through consultation and direct representation. IPU assists individuals in securing or continuing lawful status in the United States through adjustment of status and other complex legal remedies that may be available to them. IPU also aims to facilitate family reunification through family-based immigrant petitions, humanitarian parole and other forms of relief. As one of the largest immigrant services providers in the State of New York, IPU educates immigrant communities about the dangers of fraudulent immigration law practitioners and other barriers to attaining citizenship. Through its comprehensive approach, IPU seeks to broaden and improve access to quality legal representation and address the social welfare needs of New Yorks low-income immigrant community. Services include: Naturalization, Adjustment of status, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Self Petitions, U-visas for crime victims, Asylum, Removal ...

Form 990s for NYLAG

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-06Jun 19, 2019990View PDF
2017-06May 14, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Oct 3, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Aug 1, 2016990View PDF
2014-06Jul 13, 2015990View PDF
...and five more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for NYLAG

Total grants, contributions, etc.$27,872,689
Program services$1,415,028
Investment income and dividends$5,444
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$0
Net income from fundraising events$0
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$211,297
Total revenues$29,504,458

Vendors for NYLAG

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
WordPressContent management system software2020-06-17
█████████Marketing software2020-06-17
███████████ ███Tax accounting; Audit accounting2020-02-24
█████████ ███Legal Services$334,0832018-06-01
████ ██████████ █████████ ███ ███████ ███████Insurance2017-12-31
███████ ████ ███ ████████ ████Insurance agent or broker$34,0342017-04-30
██ ███████ ███████ ███Insurance agent or broker$3,3232017-04-30
████ ██████████ ███ ███ ███████ ███████Investment management; Investment advisory (participants)$1172016-12-31
...and three more vendors

Personnel at NYLAG

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
Sara MeyersChief Operating Officer$174,282July 18, 2019
Alison LavanChief Financial Officer$121,825March 6, 2020
████ ███████President and Attorney in Charge$223,731June 15, 2020
█████ █████████Director, Financial Counseling-July 18, 2019
█████ ███████Director, Marketing and Communications-July 18, 2019
████████ ████████████Director, Foundation and Government Relations-July 18, 2019
█████ ██████Director, Philanthropy-July 18, 2019
████ ██████Director, Human Resources-July 18, 2019
██████ ███████General Counsel$148,736July 18, 2019
█████ ██████Director, Public Benefits-July 18, 2019
...and 17 more key personnel

Peer legal aid services

1Legal Services Nyc (LSNYC)501(c)(3)$10 millionNew York, NY
2The Children's Law Center501(c)(3)$10 millionBrooklyn, NY
3Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV)501(c)(3)$18 millionWhite Plains, NY
4Legal Assistance of Western New York (LAWNY)501(c)(3)$11 millionGeneva, NY
5Mobilization for Justice (MFY)501(c)(3)$14 millionNew York, NY
6Brooklyn Defender Services (BDS)501(c)(3)$49 millionBrooklyn, NY
7Legal Aid Society of Nassau County501(c)(3)$7.8 millionHempstead, NY
8Legal Aid Society of Suffolk County501(c)(3)$22 millionCentral Islip, NY
9Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo (LABB)501(c)(3)$10 millionBuffalo, NY
10Nassau-Suffolk Law Services501(c)(3)$9.4 millionHempstead, NY
11The City Bar Fund501(c)(3)$9.5 millionNew York, NY
12Legal Services for New York City (LSNYC)501(c)(3)$13 millionNew York, NY
13The Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New YorkInc501(c)(3)$11 millionAlbany, NY
14Brooklyn Legal Services (BLS)501(c)(3)$22 millionNew York, NY
15The Bronx Defenders501(c)(3)$41 millionBronx, NY
16Neighborhood Defender Service501(c)(3)$10 millionNew York, NY
17Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC)501(c)(3)$15 millionNew York, NY
18Connecticut Legal Services (CLS)501(c)(3)$14 millionMiddletown, CT
19Community Legal Aid (CLA)501(c)(3)$10 millionWorcester, MA
20California Rural Legal Assistance (CRLA)501(c)(3)$15 millionOakland, CA
21Legal Assistance Foundation (LAF)501(c)(3)$15 millionChicago, IL
22Lone Star Legal Aid501(c)(3)$30 millionHouston, TX
23Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM)501(c)(3)$10 millionSaint Louis, MO
24Indiana Legal Services (ILS)501(c)(3)$10 millionIndianapolis, IN
25Northeast New Jersey Legal Services Corporation (LSNJ)501(c)(3)$8.7 millionJersey City, NJ