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Listen: A Conversation with LAS’ Twyla Carter

The Legal Aid Society's Attorney-in-Chief and CEO recently joined the NYCLA Amicus Curiae Podcast to discuss rising to the challenge of the moment in her new role.
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LAS in the News 09.09.22

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...
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Brooklyn DA to Vacate Over 370 Convictions Tied to Corrupt NYPD Officers

The Legal Aid Society is calling on District Attorneys in all boroughs to conduct full and transparent reviews of cases involving potential police misconduct.
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LAS in the News 09.02.22

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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LAS: NYPD’s Worst Offenders Cost City Millions in Settlements

Many of these officers are still on the force, policing New York City neighborhoods with a gun and a badge.
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Listen: A Fresh Start for Trafficking Survivors

The Legal Aid Society's Leigh Latimer joined The Capitol Pressroom to discuss the transformative impact of New York's START Act.
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LAS Mourns Michael Nieves, 13th New Yorker to Pass in DOC Custody This Year

Reports that uniformed correction officers stood idly and watched Mr. Nieves end his life are infuriating and heartbreaking, but not surprising.
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LAS Sues Over Abuses Suffered by Transgender Man While in Custody

John Smith was coerced into an invasive examination and assaulted by staff at Bedford Hills Correctional Facility in Westchester.
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LAS: Bank Must Return Client’s Deed, End Eviction Proceedings

The deed to Johnnie Jackson's family home was lost in a scam that defrauded more than 1,000 of homeowners, now Wilmington Trust Bank is trying to evict him.
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LAS in the News 08.26.22

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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