Legal Aid Society


LAS in the News 9.6.19

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:


City Limits: System for Disciplining Abusive Cops Lacks Teeth and Transparency (Anne Oredeko)

NYCHA ruling appealed 

NY Post: Lawsuit over NYCHA heat failures may have new life
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Thousands of NYCHA residents face sudden water outages
Patch: Water Outages Plague 7K NYC Public Housing Tenants

More LAS in the news

NY Daily News: Long Island gas station workers win $285K in wage theft legal battle
Queens Daily Eagle: Queens trails every other borough on key Raise the Age provision
The Appeal: New York Law Removes ‘Unnecessary’ Step for Kids Charged with Felonies
El Diario: Libertad o muerte: el drama de los presos mayores en Nueva York
Curbed: How NYC landlords may be skirting the new rent laws
The Indypendent: Eric Garner’s Family Still Has Unanswered Questions Over His Death