Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 04.08.22

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 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: Housing court must slow eviction cases to ensure representation

Pix 11: Legal Aid Society turning away housing cases
CBS New York: For those facing eviction in New York, it’s getting harder to find an attorney
NYDN: Landlords filing so many eviction cases that low-income tenants have run out of lawyers
Gothamist: Hochul urged to rescue program helping low-income New Yorkers facing eviction
Patch: Tenants Could Face Eviction Alone If Court Doesn’t Act: Legal Groups
Law360: Queens Tenant Atty Orgs Say They Can’t Take Cases In April
El Dario: Debido a acumulación de casos los inquilinos se quedan sin representación legal
Queens Daily Eagle: Legal aid groups cut intake of Queens clients in Housing Court
NYLJ: As Eviction Cases Increase, NYC Tenant Advocates Struggle With Loss of Talent
Crain’s: Legal Aid to stop taking new eviction cases in Queens, citing ‘overwhelming demand’
The Real Deal: Attorney shortage prompts call to delay eviction cases
Brick Underground: Deluge of housing court cases, affordable housing for a safer city, & more
Telemundo: Defensores claman a los tribunales de NY que retrasen el calendario de los casos

Data: Incarcerated New Yorkers chronically denied access to medical care

NYDN: NYC jail detainees missing hundreds more medical appointments despite court order
Gothamist: Thousands on Rikers still not getting scheduled medical care
Patch: City Jail Detainees Missed 8K Medical Appointments In February: Data
NY Post: NYC inmates miss medical visits thanks to DOC court order violation: data

LAS decries return to discriminatory broken windows policing 

NY1: Legal Aid public defenders critical of mayor’s safety plan
Hot Air: Not everyone’s happy about a return to Broken Windows policing in NYC
Fox 5: NYPD crackdown on quality-of-life crimes

More LAS in the news

Washington Post: Apartment firms agree to housing voucher policies to settle bias suit
The Imprint: Lawsuit Alleges New York Created ‘Extremely Harmful’ Shadow Foster Care System
NY Magazine: How New York’s Bail-Reform Law Became a Political Lightning Rod
NYDN: Few rearrested under NYC’s supervised release, but repeat offenders spark criticism
Marketplace: Ukrainians will soon be eligible for temporary protected status. What does that mean?
The Brian Lehrer Show: What’s at Stake for New Yorkers Facing Eviction?
NYT: The Prosecutors Who Are Heading For the Door
Times Union: The Parking Game
Bisnow Podcast: Breaking Down Good Cause Eviction
NYT: Why Hundreds of New York City Prosecutors Are Leaving Their Jobs|
NYDN: NYPD used ‘illegal’ tactic to get phone records of Roger Stone’s cop pal, lawyer says
NYT: Protecting Good Tenants From Eviction
CBS New York: ‘Great Resignation’ extends to New York City’s district attorney offices
NYS Focus: Hochul Opposes Rental Voucher Program On Basis of Inflated Cost Estimate
NY City Lens: Landlords Frustrations Continue After Eviction Moratorium Ends