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LAS Joins Day of Action to Provide Resources on “Public Charge” Rule

Organized by the Public Advocate Jumaane Williams in partnership with organizations SAFEST, Project New Yorker and the Bangladesh Society, the event was aimed at providing a Queens community with appropriate legal resources.
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LAS Welcomes Fall 2019 Criminal Defense Practice Class

This class will be the first to be trained and to practice the systemic changes to New York’s criminal discovery, bail, and speedy trial laws that become effective in January 2020, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS Wins Reversal on Overcharge Case Involving Mailbox Fishing Sting

The NYS Court of Appeals ruled that a lower court erred in The People v. Omar Deleon when they reinstated felony charges, according to the New York Law Journal.
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LAS Welcomes Law Professors and Students from Mexico: Watch

The second annual training fostered ties between the U.S. and Mexcian legal communities.
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LAS Wins Stay for Client with Terminal Cancer in NYCHA Eviction Case

William Sanchez, a client of The Legal Aid Society and longtime resident of the Woodson Houses, is 64 years old and currently suffering from stage-four cancer, according to the New York Daily News.
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After Wrongful Arrest, LAS Calls for End to City DNA Index

A Freedom of Information Law disclosure revealed the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner contaminated a DNA sample that lead to the wrongful arrest and prosecution, reports the New York Daily News.
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LAS in the News 10.18.19

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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City Burdens Low-Income New Yorkers with Unnecessary Medicaid Inquires

The Legal Aid Society's Health Law Unit teamed with POLITICO New York to expose the consequences of the New York City Human Resources Administration's uninformed investigations.
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Open Letter from The Legal Aid Society: False Binary of the Close Rikers Plan

The binary nature of the public debate — old jails vs. new jails — leaves us with a false choice.
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LAS, Housing Advocates Launch 2020 Statewide Legislative Campaign

The platform calls on the Legislature and the Governor to pass and enact “Good Cause” eviction legislation and the Home Stability Support Act; bolster funding for public housing; and to act on other housing priorities, according to the Queens Daily Eagle
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