Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 12.03.21

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:

Politico: Hundreds of correction officers barred from work over vaccine mandate
NYDN: Rikers women’s state prison transfer fears realized
AP: Half of NY’s $2.4B in rent aid held up 6 months after launch
NYT LTE: Housing Instability in the Bronx
NYDN: COVID vaccine mandate goes into effect at NYC jails already in staffing crisis
Gothamist: Lawmakers Accuse Brooklyn Judge Of Subverting NY’s Landmark Discovery Reforms
NYDN: NYC union leaders, detainee advocates dispute claim that Rikers jail violence is declining