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.
LAS demands funding to ensure quality representation for low-income New Yorkers
NYDN: NYC public defender groups in dire financial need, calling for $425M funding increase The Bronx Times: City public defenders asking city for $125M to boost salaries, combat attrition City & State: Public Defenders and legal service providers rally for increased city funding NEWS12: Public defenders, legal aid providers rally to demand fair funding in NYC’s 2024 budget Queens Daily Eagle: ‘A breaking point’: Public defenders call on state and city for equal funding The Brian Lehrer Show: Attorneys for Children in New York Face an ‘Unprecedented Crisis’ NYLJ: For the Sake of Children and the Courts, Pay Parity is Essential NYN Media: Attorneys for children press for increased funding in state budget
More LAS in the news
City & State: The 2023 Law Power 100 NYDN: Judges vacate Queens man’s murder conviction after decade-long fight to clear his name Documented NY: Despite Reforms, Sex Workers in New York Still Live in Fear of Arrest Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Lawmakers and Advocates Rally to Pass the End Predatory Court Fees Act Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Child Advocacy Groups Decry Lack of Funding in Budget Proposal Telemundo 47: Fianzas desata debate entre Hochul y legislatura CBS Radio: NYPD commissioner refused over half of CCRB discipline recommendations in 2022 BK Reader: Longtime Tenant Evicted as Advocates Demand Action to Limit Unwarranted Evictions The Indypendent: Will Supreme Court Scrap NY Rent-Control Laws? Pro Publica: As NY Pays Out Millions for Police Misconduct, Lawmakers Ask it Keeps Happening Forbes: The DEA Quietly Turned Apple’s AirTag Into A Surveillance Tool Patch: First Tenants Move Into Bedford Union Armory Affordable Housing QNS: Judges vacate Brooklyn man’s conviction in homicide case after decades behind bars Gothamist: ‘Electrical blowout’ sparked fire at NYPD warehouse where DNA evidence burned Capitol Tonight: Removing standard in bail law would make no difference in recidivism, public safety
Last Updated: 24 March 2023
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