Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 11.17.23

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 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 hails signing of Clean Slate Act

NYLJ: New York Lawyers Welcoming Signing of Clean Slate Legislation
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Second Chances in NY: Clean Slate Act to Wipe Millions of Criminal Records
Newsday: Clean Slate Act would seal some criminal records after sentence served

LAS welcomes mediation on Right to Shelter, decries plan to house families at Floyd Bennet

PIX11: Some migrants unwilling to stay at the Floyd Bennet Field tent facility in Brooklyn
NYP: First migrants arrive at NYC’s Floyd Bennett Field: ‘Disaster waiting to happen’
ABC7: Migrant families turn around after arriving at Floyd Bennett Field shelter in Brooklyn
The Messenger: NYC Migrant Families Refusing to Stay in Tent City in Brooklyn
Patch: Migrants Turn Down BK Shelter Stay Because Of Poor Conditions: Pols
Gothamist: NYC expands 30-day stay limits to single adult migrants in DHS shelters
Politico: Adams and aides say they’re “out of good options” after migrants leave Floyd Bennett Field

More LAS in the news

City & State: The 2023 Power of Diversity: Women 100
NEWS12: Report – Vermin infestation and unsanitary conditions inside Rikers Island
NYDN: NYC paid $3M in failed effort to meet Rikers violence monitor deadlines
Gothamist: The NYPD is using drones 3 times more than it did last year
Columbia Spectator: Right to Counsel Coalition calls for statewide expansion
The Oracle: Forced Prison Labor in New York State: Modern Slavery