Who we are:
MFY Legal Services, Inc. is a nonprofit law firm dedicated to serving the legal needs of low income New Yorkers and protecting the civil rights of people with disabilities. We offer exciting opportunities for recent graduates and law students interested in pursuing a career in public service law. We serve clients regardless of their immigration status. We represent individual clients, engage in impact litigation, conduct policy research, and lobby for legislative reforms to advance our clients’ interests.
What we do:
MFY provides advice, counsel, and representation to low-income New Yorkers, in both individual and affirmative litigation, including class actions, in the areas of:
Access to health care
Consumer Rights and Bankruptcy
Legal issues in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy
Who we serve:
Several of MFY’s practice areas provide services to specific populations, including tenants, homeowners, people with mental illness living in the community, adult home residents, the elderly and nursing home residents, three-quarter house tenants, kinship caregivers, immigrant workers, consumers, and Superstorm Sandy victims.
Paid staff and volunteers receive mentoring and supervision to develop skills in a collegial and supportive work environment. They gain valuable skills by assisting with client interviews, conducting legal research, and participating in project strategy meetings.