At The Legal Aid Society our Civil, Criminal Defense, Juvenile Rights, and Pro Bono practices work tirelessly in and out of thecourtroom 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.
NY Magazine: 106 Cases, Three Jobs, One Lawyer. The City’s public defenders are struggling. Brick Underground: A landlord won’t accept my housing voucher. What can I do? WXXI: Advocates for tenants’ rights see hope for Good Cause Eviction Law in court ruling City Limits: Opinion: Attorneys for Children in New York Are in Crisis Gothamist: NYC comptroller says city’s approach to migrant crisis is financially unsustainable Capitol Pressroom: Attorneys for Children Seek Pay Parity Gothamist: NYC chief questioned about overdue report on NYPD gang database Caribbean Life: Advocates push for changes in sentencing laws in New York Gothamist: NYC Council speaker unveils vision in State of the City MarketWatch: SNAP participants from all states will be able to receive refunds for stolen benefits NYLJ: Amid ‘Unprecedented Crisis,’ Child Advocates Asking for Additional $15M The City: How to Film the NYPD or Get Body Camera Footage Harlem World Magazine: Kavanagh, Lee Calls For $389 Million In Funding For Public Housing
Last Updated: 10 March 2023
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