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Advocates Decry Trump’s Supreme Court Appeal to Lift Order Blocking “Public Charge” Rule

"The Trump administration is grasping at straws in their desperate attempt to expedite implementation of their racist wealth test for immigrants even before the government's appeals have been heard by the circuit courts,” reads a statement to Law 360.
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FOIL Disclosure: NYCHA Residents File Almost 60K Roach/Bedbug Work Orders

The Legal Aid Society demands more funding to assist public housing residents in light of the shocking numbers from the first nine months of 2019.
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LAS in the News 1.10.20

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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Dawne Mitchell Elected to the Board of National Association of Counsel for Children

“NACC is founded on the commitment of advancing the rights of children by ensuring they have the right to effective assistance of counsel and my career has centered on this principle,” said Mitchell.
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LAS Applauds Newly Adopted Reforms to NYS Juvenile Parole System

“We are pleased that OCFS enacted necessary and fair procedural protections for youth facing revocation of their conditional release,” Dawne Mitchell, Attorney-In-Charge of the Juvenile Rights Practice tells THE CITY.
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LAS Honors Staff at 143rd Annual Meeting

The Legal Aid Society held its Annual Meeting at Fordham Law School where members of the staff were recognized for service and dedication to the organization and its clients.
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Court Denies Request to Lift Last Remaining Nationwide “Public Charge” Injunction

The ruling protects millions of low-income immigrant families from the Trump administration’s proposed change, according to CBS News.
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LAS, Advocates Urge Repeal of Law 50-A That Hides Police Misconduct Records

Civil Rights Law 50-A blocks the public from accessing police disciplinary information, according to the New York Daily News.
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Evictions Down 20 Percent Due to Housing Reform, Right to Counsel

“These laws and programs are noticeably working and more New Yorkers are remaining in their homes,” The Legal Aid Society's Judith Goldiner tells the AM New York.
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LAS in the News 1.03.20

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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