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LAS in the News 04.22.22

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 unable to accept new eviction cases, calls for housing court to limit calendar

NYDN: No lawyers left to represent low-income Manhattan and Brooklyn tenants facing eviction
NBC4: No Lawyers Left for Hundreds of NYC Eviction Cases This Month, Legal Aid Says
CBS2: Tenants face eviction without representation as housing courts process backlog of cases
El Diario: Dramático ascenso de casos de inquilinos sin ayuda de abogados
Pix 11: New Yorkers facing eviction as moratorium ends
Inside City Hall: Legal Aid Society: Surge in eviction cases has led to shortage of public defenders
Queens Daily Eagle: Right to Counsel supporters call for OCA to slow cases
Harlem World Magazine: BP Levine And Gibson Continue Efforts To Stop Flood Of Evictions
Patch: No Lawyers Remain For NYC Low-Income Eviction Cases, Advocates Warn
Manhattan Times: “Tenants are vulnerable”

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City & State: A timeline on the closure of Rikers Island
El Diario: ¿Cuánto ha avanzado la guerra contra la infernal criminalidad en NYC ?
The Nation: “Multiple Things Can Be True”: Understanding the Roots of Anti-Asian Violence
Commercial Observer: What Commercial Real Estate Gained and Lost in NYS’s New Budget
The Nation: Sex, Death, and Empire: The Roots of Violence Against Asian Women
El Diario: SNAP: cómo aplicar para recibir beneficios de emergencia o con trámite acelerado
City & State: City Council grills education officials on support for students in foster care
NYDN: NYC jails boss skips fed meeting amid threat of Correction Department court takeover
Law360: NYC Rent Board Report Finds Some Economic Growth In 2021
BK Reader: New ‘Homeless Bill of Rights’ Legislation Intro’d in City Council