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LAS in the News 04.30.21

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 demands extension on New York State eviction moratorium 

Gothamist: Lawmakers Look To Extend Eviction Moratorium To August 31st
Crain’s Business: State poised to extend eviction moratorium once again to Aug. 31
Law360: NY Rent Relief Yet To Drop As Eviction Law Winds Down
The Real Deal: Lawmakers to extend eviction, foreclosure protections through August
Queens Daily Eagle: New York lawmakers consider bill extending eviction protections
NYDN: New York lawmakers seek to extend COVID eviction moratorium through August
Law360: NY Bill Would Extend Eviction Protections Through August
Norwood News: Tenants in Receipt of Eviction Notice Fear Long-Term Housing Future
Capital Tonight: Tenants and landlords, still waiting on billions in pandemic funding

More LAS in the news

NYT: In N.Y.C. Jail System, Guards Often Lie About Excessive Force
East New York: Young Mother Shackled During Labor  Gets $750k In Settlement With NYPD
Manhattan Times: DA Vance to stop prosecuting prostitution cases
Spectrum News: Legal Aid backs changes to New York’s parole laws
Explica: Real life soap opera: 17 years imprisoned for a crime he did not commit in New York
The Broadsheet: Downtown Non-Profit Sues to Halt Arrest for Minor Offenses
The Appeal: Some Manhattan D.A. Candidate Draw a Line Against Life in Prison Sentences
Times Union: Commentary: Arresting young children is cruel, damaging and ineffective