Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 04.12.24

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.

The City: How Public Defenders Work in NYC, and Who’s Eligible for a Free Attorney
The City: How to Get Free Legal Help for Evictions and Housing Court in New York City
NYDN: NYC suspends Social Security payouts to some disabled foster kids
Queens Daily Eagle: City fails to offer school to young detainees on Rikers, LAS says
The Imprint: Short-Staffed New York Juvenile Facilities Place Detained Youth at Risk
NYDN: NYC paid $83 million in claims against the NYPD in under-the-radar settlements
SI Advance: Public defender details how she saved single mom, naive teen
New York Times: When Your Boss Is Your Landlord
Brick Underground: What rights do squatters have in New York?
The Real Deal: NY lawmakers seek to reel in squatters
Gothamist: NYC misses key deadline in right-to-shelter migrants court case, lawyer says
NYLJ: New York Lawyers Voice Diverging Views on Impact of ‘Good Cause Eviction’ Bill
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Suit drive by Brooklyn legal community to aid individuals restart their lives
City & State: Following the asylum-seeker odyssey: a timeline
NY1: Queens Democrats seek to clarify squatters having ‘no rights’ in New York
WNYC: April 10, 2024: Evening Roundup
City Limits: Migrants Reapplying for Shelter Still Face Waits, Lack of Beds
Patch: NYC Evictions Up Nearly 200%, Study Finds Ahead Of Rent Increase Fight