Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 03.22.24

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 communitiess 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.

NYPD’s worst cost taxpayers $65 Million

Patch: These NYPD Cops Cost Taxpayers $65M, Named In Most Civil Cases: Study
Above the Law: See Which Police Officers Are Most Often Named In NY Civil Lawsuits
AMNY: Named and shamed: LAS releases list of cops with the most lawsuit payouts
BK Reader: Brooklyn Police Officer Named Among Members With Most Lawsuit Payouts

More LAS in the news

NEWS12: Advocates and officials gather to oppose Gov. Hochul’s subway safety plan
Gothamist: Advocates aim to undo NYC budget cuts for discrimination law enforcement
The Real Deal: City settles after housing voucher error leaves thousands’ rent unpaid
City & State: The 2024 Trailblazers in Law
NY1: City argues against federal jails takeover
NYDN: NYC cites improvements in jail system in brief opposing outside takeover
City Limits: Opinion: The Harmful Impact of Invasive Child Welfare Investigations
The Nation: The Tragedy and Tenacity of Public Housing in America
Queens Daily Eagle: City claims Rikers receivership isn’t needed with new commissioner at helm
Politico: Change at Rikers
City & State: Who are real estate lobbyists talking to in New York?
West Side Spirit: LAS, CSS Rip NYCHA’s $1.5 Billion Tear Down Plans for Chelsea Public Housing
Brick Underground: 3 legal battles could spell big changes for property taxes, housing vouchers
Amsterdam News: Rent strike! Public Advocate, East Harlem tenants take action against landlord