Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 03.10.23

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