Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 10.27.23

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 welcomes mediation on Right to Shelter, decries plan to house new arrivals in tents

NYDN: Migrants forced out of Manhattan shelter deemed unsafe by FDNY
The City: Baffled Migrants Sent from Shelter to Shelter as City Pushes Them To Leave
Politico: Exclusive: Just 20 percent of migrants return to city care
City Limits: Se limita la estadía para familias inmigrantes en albergues
NBC4: NYC continues right to shelter battle in court
Brooklyn Eagle: Judge Orders NYC And Advocates For Homeless To Enter Arbitration
1010WINS: NYC is ‘out of room,’ Adams tells WINS as right-to-shelter battle enters mediation
Caribbean Life: Adams announces additional policies for asylum seekers in city shelters
NYDN: NYC lawmakers suing over Floyd Bennett migrant shelter call for round-the-clock protest
Patch: Adams Defends Right-To-Shelter Rollback Push As Case Goes To Mediation
NYDN: Roughly 1,500 migrants have tried to get back in shelter system after being removed
Crain’s: City, Legal Aid sent to mediation in right-to-shelter court battle
Newsday: Judge orders arbitration to resolve right-to-shelter mandate for homeless migrants
ABC Tiempo: Tiempo Right to shelter’ law in NYC, jobs for asylum seekers, and ‘Latinas Out Loud’
NYDN: Hashing it out: Mediated solution is right call for right to shelter
Associated Press: Over 3K migrants have hit NYC shelter time limit, half have asked to stay
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Court Orders Mediation in Legal Battle Over Homeless Shelter Obligations
Politico: Mediation in Right To Shelter Case
NYP: NYC may start doling out tents to new migrants, create campsites in parks: source
Crain’s: State lawmakers rebuke Hochul’s support of Adams’ right-to-shelter rollback effort
Gothamist: NYC, state officials trade blame for slow-moving migrant housing program
FOX5: NYC considers outdoor encampments for migrants as indoor shelter options dwindle
FAQNYC: NYC’s New Plan for Migrant Families ‘Is Like Being a Little Bit Pregnant’

More LAS in the news

Capitol Pressroom: Legal representation gap persists in civil courts
NYLJ: Bill Lifting Notarization Requirement for Sworn Civil Docs Is Signed Into Law
NY1: Youth Justice Event Raises Awareness About Law Enforcement Manipulation
NYDN: Number of missed medical visits by people in NYC jails skyrocketed in August
NBC4: Student loan borrowers reenter ‘a very messy system’
NYDN: NYPD fingerprint error sparks demand for independent probe of crime lab, case reviews
Hell Gate NYC: Why Is the Mayor’s Friend Beating People Up in a Jacket that Says ‘NYPD’
NYDN: Legal reps for security guard in shelter scuffle blame Adams adviser Tim Pearso
NYDN: Your go-to guide for this year’s race to the bench
The City: Before Shelter Melee, Adams Aide Found Guilty of Obstructing NYPD Investigation
NYT: Top Adviser to Mayor Adams Is Being Investigated Over Altercation
NYDN: Adams adviser under Department of Investigation probe over scuffle at NYC migrant shelter
City Limits: NY Quietly Finalizes Housing Regulations Cheered By ‘Frankensteining’ Critics
1010WINS: Adams defends City Hall adviser after confrontation with shelter security guard