Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 05.03.24

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.

LAS condemns NYPD over unlawful actions at student protests

The Guardian: Police continue to arrest pro-Palestinian student protesters across the US
USA Today: Campus protests result in arrests by the hundreds. But will the charges stick?
The Guardian: Adams under pressure to divulge details on ‘outside agitators’ at campus protests
NYDN: Man arrested in Columbia University’s Hamilton Hall raid charged with stealing flag
Patch: Campus Protest ‘Agitators’ Remain Elusive, Despite Outsider Arrests

LAS decries preliminary vote to raise rent on vulnerable New Yorkers

Bloomberg: NYC’s Rent-Stabilized Tenants Face Third Year of Price Hikes
Crain’s: Rent-stabilized tenants face third year of price hikes
Gothamist: NYC’s rent-stabilized tenants could face 6.5% increase after latest board vote
1010WINS: NYC’s rent-stabilized tenants face third year of price hikes
BK Reader: Board Vote Signals Rent Hikes on Stabilized Apartments
AMNY: NYC rent-stabilized tenants in danger of yet another increase after RGB vote
Patch: Rents Could Rise 6.5% For 2M NYers After Powerful Board’s Vote
Brownstoner: Tenant Advocates Oppose Rent Increase Signaled by Rent Guidelines Board Vote

More LAS in the news

WSJ: Donald Trump Is Used to the Finer Things in Life. At the Courthouse, ‘He’s Miserable.’
City Limits: Council Oversight Hearing Probes NYCHA’s ‘PACT’ Plan
Gothamist: NYC to hand out subway fliers to deter migrant children from selling candy
PoliticsNY: AAPI Power Players 2024
Above The Law: Brooklyn Lawyers Are Helping People Get Suited For Reentry
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Brooklyn legal community’s suit drive continues, donations still needed
Amsterdam News: Tenant reps walk out of Rent Guidelines Board vote
The Real Deal: Landlords ask Supreme Court to take up rent law challenge
Queens Daily Eagle: Council blasts DOC for ignoring Rikers detainee complaints
FOX5: Mayor Adams pushes to expedite work permits for NYC migrants