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LAS Secures Release for Long Suffering Client Reggie Randolph

Mr. Randolph is free pending appeal and has been accepted into a supportive housing program that will meet his physical and mental health needs, according to The Appeal.
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LAS: Mayor’s Plan to End Gun Violence Includes Dangerous Rollbacks

While aspects of Mr. Adams' plan have merit, advocates are sounding the alarm over proposals that will reverse progress while failing to make the city safer, reports the New York Daily News.
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LAS in the News 01.21.22

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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Listen: Life Without New York’s Broad Eviction Moratorium

The Legal Aid Society's Ellen Davidson joined The Capitol Pressroom to discuss potential protections for tenants now that the State's pause on evictions has ended.
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LAS Lauds Dismissal of 133 Cases Tied to Corrupt NYPD Officer

The Legal Aid Society renewed its call for all prosecutors to thoroughly investigate issues of police misconduct, as reported by the New York Daily News.
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Advocates Demand Fair Pay for Incarcerated New Yorkers

A slate of proposed legislation would end forced labor in State prisons and establish a fair minimum wage, reports the Amsterdam News.
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Alan Levine to Serve As President of LAS Board of Directors

For over 40 years, Mr. Levine has represented individuals and companies in complex civil, criminal, and regulatory matters as lead trial counsel.
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LAS Decries Governor’s Hollow Rebrand on Tax Break for Developers

The Legal Aid Society calls the proposed reform a change in name only, which will result in a colossal waste of tax dollars, according to POLITICO.
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LAS: Hochul Must Allocate $2 Billion to Fund Critical Homeless Protections

The Legal Aid Society is calling on The Governor to use available pandemic relief money to fund the proposed Homeless Access Voucher Program, which would help keep families in their homes, reports Law360.
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Client Stories: José Bejar Faces Eviction After 19 Years of Paying Rent

Proposed legislation known as "Good Cause" could help people like the Bejars by preventing landlords from evicting tenants without a good reason, as reported by City Limits.
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