The Legal Aid Society is built on one simple but powerful belief:
that no New Yorker should be denied the right to equal justice. We
seek to be a beacon of hope for New Yorkers who feel neglected—
regardless of who they are, where they come from, or how they
identify. From our start over 140 years ago, our growth has
mirrored that of the city we serve. Today, we are proud to be the
largest, most influential social justice law firm in New York City.
Our staff and attorneys deliver justice in every borough, working
tirelessly to defend our clients and dismantle the hidden, systemic
barriers that can prevent them from thriving. As passionate
advocates for individuals and families, The Legal Aid Society is an
indispensable component of the legal, social, and economic
fabric of our City.
Guided by Passionate
Leaders of The Legal Aid Society are some of the most respected in their fields, offering decades of experience and perspective gained from dedicating their careers to ensuring equal justice.Meet Our Leadership
Now more than ever we must remember that our prisons and jails are part of our community. Removing people from prisons and jails is a moral imperative to protect people’s lives and prevent community spread. This extraordinary global pandemic also magnifies the urgency of a public health approach to social problems. It has never been clearer that we must shift societal resources away from institutions of state violence and towards public health and other services that build safe and strong communities."
Stefen R. Short
Prisoners' Rights Project