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LTE: Giving a Greater Voice to the Child Enhances Fact-Finding and Decision-Making

In today's New York Law Journal, Gary Solomon from The Legal Aid Society's Juvenile Rights Practice makes the case for empowering young clients during divorce litigation.
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NYS Still Struggling to Seal Dated Convictions Under Raise the Age Law

POLITICO New York reported this past week that only 1,279 New Yorkers – out of an estimated pool of 600,000 eligible individuals – have capitalized on a 2017 law to have up to two criminal convictions — either two misdemeanors, or one felony and a misdemeanor — sealed.
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LAS in the News 8.2.19

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.
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Marijuana Bill Decriminalizes Possession, Expunges Conviction Records

Governor Cuomo has signed a bill that further decriminalizes Marijuana but does not fully legalize the drug, according to The New York Times.
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LAS in the News 7.26.19

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.
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NYPD Issues Memo Targeting Water Splashers for Arrest

The memo contends that officers have the legal right to charge individuals with Obstructing Governmental Administration in the Second Degree, Criminal Tampering in the Third Degree, Harassment in the Second Degree, and Disorderly Conduct, according to the New York Post.
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LTE: Fixing NYCHA is More Than Politics

In today’s Daily News The Legal Aid Society's Judith Goldiner and Lucy Newman call for increased funding to support New York City Housing Authority capital renovations and upgrades.
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Op-Ed: For a Better NYPD, Fix the City Charter

LAS Attorneys Cynthia Conti-Cook and Sateesh Nori make the case for a stronger Civilian Complaint Review Board in today's Daily News.
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NYC Families Receive $13.1 Million in Public Assistance Class Action Settlement

Last month 30,000 New Yorkers received one-time payments, according to Law.com.
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Queens Judge Grants Hearing on Exonerating DNA Evidence After 26 Years of Incarceration

LAS client Michael Robinson has served 26 years for a 1993 murder conviction.
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