Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 03.31.23

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.

Defenders, advocates demand answers on warehouse fire that destroyed critical evidence

CBS2: Only 8 barrels of evidence salvaged after massive fire at NYPD warehouse in Brooklyn
Brooklyn Paper: Barrels of evidence recovered from warehouse blaze, advocates seek answers
Patch: Fallout From NYPD Evidence Warehouse Fire Still Unknown: Advocates
BK Reader: Massive Fire at Brooklyn NYPD Warehouse Deemed Accidental
NY1: Massive fire at Brooklyn NYPD warehouse deemed accidental

LAS demands funding to ensure quality representation for low-income New Yorkers

Inside City Hall: Legal Aid Society attorney wants more family court funding
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Brooklyn Defender Services Rallies for Fair Funding
Hudson Valley 360: Public defense attorneys demand a raise after nearly 20 years of stagnant pay
Gothamist: Facing attrition and crushing workloads, lawyers for children plead for more funding

More LAS in the news

AMNY: LAS releases new video ad in making final push for Good Cause eviction bill in state budget
NBC4: Appeals Court Overturns Queens Man’s Murder Conviction From 30 Years Ago
NYT: ‘Catastrophe’ for Poor New Yorkers as Pandemic Food Aid Ends
Gothamist: At this Bronx workshop, teenagers are taught how to de-escalate NYPD confrontations
Adirondack Daily Express: ‘Catastrophe’ for Poor New Yorkers as Pandemic Food Aid Ends
Gothamist: Lawmakers considering bill that would make it easier to challenge wrongful convictions
Gothamist: Public housing tenants demand funding after exclusion from NY’s rent relief program
Politico: Adams highlights parts of Albany agenda
PIX11: Family of 10 in the Bronx being evicted, despite paying rent on time
Law360: Pandemic Exposed Excessive NY Child Removals, Attys Argue
Law360: NYPD Can’t Dodge Suit Over Expansive DNA Database
DocumentedNY: What Happens if Your Visa Extension Gets Denied?
High Times Magazine: DEA Uses Apple AirTag as a Surveillance Device
City Limits: Courts Dismissed 121K ‘Dead’ Eviction Cases in NYC. What Does it Mean?
WNYC: At this Bronx workshop, teenagers are taught how to de-escalate NYPD confrontations
Brick Underground: Surprise! Even some New York landlords support a Good Cause eviction law
FOX5: Lawmakers under pressure as NY state budget deadline looms amid bail reform pushback
Amsterdam News: Challenging Wrongful Convictions Act takes next step
Queens Daily Eagle: Court overturns Queens man’s 30-year-old murder conviction
Curbed: Good-Cause Eviction Keeps Dying in Court
The Bronx Times: Facing eviction? Bronx woman details four-year battle with Woodstock landlord
The City: Landlords Demand Major Rent Increase After Dismal Housing Report