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LAS Wins Case Upholding Right to Challenge Unfair and Inflated Misdemeanor Charges

A New York State Court of Appeals decision in The People v. Mouhamed Thiam upheld a well-established precedent securing the rights of New Yorkers to challenge jurisdictionally defective charges on appeal, reports the New York Law Journal.
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LAS, Exonerated Five and Others Announce Legislative Package of Criminal Justice Reforms

The reforms unveiled by advocates and lawmakers could serve as a national model for much-needed change across the country, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS Honors Key Partners at the 2019 Pro Bono Publico Awards Ceremony

Each year, The Legal Aid Society recognizes an individual for their exceptional contributions as a pro bono volunteer. This year’s Public Interest Law Leadership Award was presented to Jennifer L. Kroman, of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.
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LAS Decries Latest Nunez Report on Abuse, Misconduct at City Jails

The report of the independent Federal Court-appointed Monitor details the continued misuse of force in NYC jails, according to THE CITY.
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Op-Ed: End the NYPD’s Rogue DNA Database

Innocent New Yorkers have a right to genetic privacy. Terri Rosenblatt, Supervising Attorney of the DNA Unit at The Legal Aid Society, makes the case in the New York Daily News.
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LAS Demands Vacatur for Client Exonerated by DNA Test

Michael Robinson served 26 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS in the News 10.25.19

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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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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