Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 05.17.24

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 sues to end solitary confinement of New Yorkers with disabilities

Black Enterprise: New York Federal Agencies Sued For Placing Disabled Inmates In Solitary
NYDN: NY state prison system breaks law by sending disabled inmates to solitary: lawsuit
The Journal: Disabled inmates sue prison system over placement in solitary confinement
Disabled World: Class Action: Disabled Inmates Sue NYS Prisons Over Solitary
Times Union: Lawsuit accuses prisons of putting disabled inmates in solitary units

More LAS in the news

NYLJ: Freshfields Partner, NFL Players Union Attorney Named Legal Aid’s Servants of Justice
The City: Chief Investigator Touts ‘Independence’ in Probes of Adams’ City Hall
NY1: State bill would allow consideration of prior acts in Weinstein retrial
NY1: Deputy Council speaker criticizes NYPD’s online behavior
NBC4: ACS took or diverted funds from disabled, orphaned NYC children.
NBC4: NYC watchdog launches probe after complaints about the NYPD’s social media use
NYDN: Evidence disarray at Queens DA’s office raises questions about jeopardizing cases
BK Reader: Legal Aid, NYCLU Secure $512K Settlement In Case Against NYPD
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: LAS: NYC is keeping disabled, orphaned children’s social security money
Black Enterprise: NYC Council pushes for changes on how NYPD officers use social media
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: ACS took $18.8M from kids in foster care, legal aid society seeks justice
WXXI: Senate leader says talks continue on closing the ‘Weinstein loophole’
The Indypendent: Nowhere to Go: Migrants in Flux After Right-to-Shelter Repeal
Gothamist: Is that rent hike legal? These are the new rights for NYC tenants with ‘good cause’
AMNY: Adams hopes city probe of NYPD’s social media use will look at council members’ posts
NEWS12: Will subway security scans make the Bronx community feel safer?
BK Reader: Mayor Says More Work is Needed on NYPD Mental Health Responses
Queens Daily Eagle: Public defenders call to dismiss landlord suit brought against court system
Queens Daily Eagle: Mayor’s 60-day shelter rule ‘haphazard’ and ‘arbitrary,’ says comptroller
North Country Public Radio: Albany could close the Harvey Weinstein loophole
Amsterdam News: Oversight probe into NYPD social media policies begins after rants
The Nation: CUNY and Columbia: A Tale of Two Campuses
Newsday: The fight in Albany to override the implications of the Harvey Weinstein ruling