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Broken Promises: Governor’s Early Release Initiative Fails to Free Vulnerable New Yorkers

The Legal Aid Society is calling for the immediate release of four clients, especially vulnerable to COVID-19, who all meet the criteria for early release but remain in DOCCS custody, according to THE CITY.
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LAS Sues City for Failing to Provide Students at Shelters Reliable Internet Access

Filed together with Milbank LLP, the suit seeks reliable internet connections in homeless shelters so all students can attend school remotely by January 4, 2021, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS in the News 11.20.20

We have an intrinsic connection to the daily lives of New Yorkers. Here are a few of the places we made a difference, provided context or added valuable perspective this week:.
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LAS Demands Amended Rent Relief Programs to Benefit More New Yorkers

The Legal Aid Society called on the Governor and New York State Legislature to help tenants who are suffering financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as reported by Gothamist.
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Activists Call on Governor to Sign Bill That Would Prevent ICE Arrests in State Courts

The Protect Our Courts Act was passed months ago by the New York State legislature and the only thing missing is the final authorization from Governor Cuomo for it to go into effect, reports Univision.
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Watch: LAS Fights to Keep Tenants Warm This Winter

The Legal Aid Society is taking on a Queens landlord after tenants have languished for months without heat, according to CBS New York.
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LAS Applauds New Law Establishing Deadlines for Tenant Repairs

New legislation establishes a 60-day maximum for property owners to make court-ordered repairs, reports Real Estate Weekly.
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LAS Defender Pardoned Decades After Teen Robbery Conviction

First-hand experience with the criminal justice system led to a career in public defense, reports the New York Daily News.
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LAS Hopeful for Biden Administration DOJ Reset

Reformers are expecting a revitalization of Obama-era policing and social justice policies, according to Law360.
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LAS in the News 11.13.20

We have an intrinsic connection to the daily lives of New Yorkers. Here are a few of the places we made a difference, provided context or added valuable perspective this week.
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