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LAS in the News 11.20.20

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:

Law360: NY Judges, Court Staff Slam Proposed Budget Cuts
Gothamist: NYPD Agrees to Settle Discrimination Lawsuit Brought By A Transgender Latina
The City: Why Many Tenants Got Shut Out of State Rent Relief Program
Law360: NY To Halt New Jury Trials, Grand Juries Amid COVID-19 Spike
Politico: Legal Aid sues over Newark ordinance blocking homeless relocations
Law360: Under Biden, Experts Predict DOJ Revamp, Policing Focus
Real Estate Weekly: New law gives landlords a deadline for making repairs
Newsday: Feds, under Trump, stepping in to prosecute crimes tied to civil unrest, gun violence
CBS2: Fed Up Over Having No Heat, Astoria Building Tenants Ready To Take Landlord To Court
Gothamist: NY Is Sitting On $60 Million In Federal Rent Relief Weeks Before Spending Deadline
Law360: NY Courts Update Messaging For Return To Eviction Defaults
Manhattan Times: Repair Rx