Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 05.05.23

At The Legal Aid Society our Civil, Criminal Defense, Juvenile Rights, and Pro Bono practices work tirelessly in and out of thecourtroom 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 Secures settlement expanding dental coverage to millions of New Yorkers

NYT: Dental Coverage to Expand for Low-Income New Yorkers
Post-Standard: New York must cover dental treatments for Medicaid patients
Gothamist: Landmark settlement expands dental coverage for New Yorkers with Medicaid
NYLJ: Willkie Farr, Freshfields Help Secure Historic Win for Medicaid Recipients
Associated Press: Low-income New Yorkers can finally get root canals, crowns
NEW10: Medicaid: 5M New Yorkers to receive better dental coverage
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Medicaid Now Covers Certain Dental Insurance for New Yorkers
NYDN: Legal settlement takes a bite out of dental costs for 5 million New Yorkers on Medicaid
Newsday: Settlement Expands NY’s Medicaid Coverage for Medically Necessary Dental Procedures
El Diario: Medicaid: millones de neoyorquinos tendrán mayores beneficios dentales tras
NYT: New York Today: 5 Million New Yorkers Just Got Better Health Care

LAS Decries Rent Guidelines Board’s preliminary vote to increase rents

PIX11: Legal Aid advocates for rent freeze ahead of NYC board’s preliminary vote
Patch: Proposed Rent Hikes For 1M NYC Apartments Up For First Vote Tuesday
NYT: New York City Panel to Vote on Rent Increases for 2 Million People
PIX11: NYC board to vote on proposed rent hike for rent-stabilized apartments
1010WINS: NYC board to vote on rent hike of up to almost 16% for rent-stabilized apartments
The Real Deal: City rent board eyes up to 5% rent hike in preliminary vote
1010WINS: Board votes to approve up to 7% rent hike for rent-stabilized apartments
Bloomberg: NYC Board Proposes Up to 7% Hike for Rent-Stabilized Apartments
El Diario: Inquilinos de NYC urgen freno a las rentas de cara a futuro incremento de entre 2% y 7%
AMNY: Rent Guidelines Board approves range of up to 7% increases for stabilized tenants

More LAS in the news

NYDN: Tenant harassment case in Queens spurs call for NYC to boost ‘Right to Counsel’ funding
BK Reader: Do Bodega Owners Feel Safe? After Recent Violence, 4 of BK’s Bodega Workers Weigh In
City & State: The 2023 Power of Diversity: Asian 100
NYDN: NYC Mayor Adams urged to boost funding for struggling Right to Counsel program
El Diario: Grito neoyorquino por protecciones laborales y mejoras salariales
Gothamist: Much ‘concern,’ but no action at federal court hearing on Rikers
Queens Daily Eagle: Pol wants to make it easier to bring suits against government
Queens Daily Eagle: Discovery reform rollback doesn’t make final budget cut
Politico: Adams hits DC as he sours on Biden
Hell Gate NYC: A Federal Judge Allows the Fatal, Dickensian Farce on Rikers Island to Continue
Law360: NY Budget Funds Discovery Reform, Revises Bail Reform
Politico: Hochul Touts Bail Deal
NYDN: Correction Department couldn’t explain why it delayed Rikers sprinkler system fixes
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Public Defenders Say Gov Hochul’s Budget Will Increase Jail Population
Law360: 5 Wage Issues Biden Could Take On In 2024