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LAS in the News 02.12.21

At The Legal Aid Society our Civil, Criminal Defense, Juvenile Rights, and Pro Bono practices work tirelessly in and out of the courtroom to defend our clients and dismantle the hidden, systemic barriers that can prevent them from thriving in New York City. We seek to be a beacon of hope for those who feel neglected —regardless of who they are, where they come from, or how they identify. Our experienced teams provide comprehensive services, support, and advocacy that protect rights, keep families and communities together, and in many cases, saves lives. 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:

LAS demands vaccinations for incarcerated New Yorkers, files lawsuit for access

Market Watch: How soon will New York vaccinate its prisoners?
City & State: Why Cuomo’s pandemic policies keep getting challenged in court
DocumentedNY: Cuomo Approves COVID-19 Vaccine for Food Delivery and Restaurant Workers
Black Star News: Advocates File Lawsuit Against Cuomo’s Prison/Jail Vaccination Plan

More LAS in the news

BK Reader: Brooklyn Victims Applaud Repeal of ‘Dehumanizing’ Loitering Law
Manhattan Times: New town halls focus on police reform
Univision: Los desafíos que enfrentan personas desamparadas para acceder a un refugio
Vice News: BLM Protesters Are Still Grappling With Their Arrests Months Later
The City: NYC Families Caught in Rent Aid Catch-22 Sue to Sidestep State Blockade
THE APPEAL: New York Moves a Step Closer to Decriminalizing Sex Work
Law360: NYC Anti-Eviction Forms Slow To Roll In, Stirring Unease
The Appeal: NYC is Throwing People on Parole in Jail at Rates Not Seen Since the Early Pandemic
City & State: How COVID-19 has highlighted housing issues