Legal Aid Society

Press Room

For press inquiries, contact:

Redmond J. Haskins
Director of Media Relations
The Legal Aid Society

Current Press Releases and Statements:


03/05/24 Advisory: Announcement About Bronx Building with Decades-Long History of Neglect
03/04/24 LAS Statement on Adams Reducing Cash Assistance, SNAP Backlogs
03/01/24 LAS Call on NYPD to Adhere to Agreed-Upon Terms of  Protest Settlement
03/01/24 Latest Report from Rikers Monitor Reflects NYC DOC’s Continued Non-Compliance


02/29/24 Payouts on Alleged NYPD Misconduct for 2023 Reach Almost $115 Million
02/27/24 NYC Public Defenders Respond to Mayor’s Call to Modify NYC’s Detainer Law
02/26/24 600+ Attorneys Call on Albany to Enact Legislation to Increase Student Loan Aid
02/21/24 LAS Statement on NYC Council’s Motion to Intervene on City FHEPS Litigation
02/20/24 LAS Statement on SCOTUS Decision Leaving NY Rent Stabilization Laws Intact
02/16/24 Civil Legal Service Community Applauds Governor’s Funding Support
02/14/24 LAS Sues to Force Adams to Fully Implement CityFHEPS Reform, Expansion
02/13/24 #Right2RemainSilent Coalition Holds Advocacy Day in Albany
02/13/24 NYC Jails Coalition Holds Rally in Support of Incarcerated Individuals’ Access to Polls
02/13/24 LAS Files Source of Income Discrimination Lawsuit Against NYC Landlords
02/13/24 NYIFUP Condemns Attacks on NYC’s Sanctuary and Detainer Laws
02/13/24 Advisory: #Right2RemainSilent Coalition to Hold Advocacy Day Today in Albany
02/12/24 Advisory: Rally in Support of Incarcerated New Yorkers’ Access to the Polls
02/07/24 Court Approves Overhaul of NYPD Protest Practices
02/05/24 Wage Gap is Driving an Employment Crisis in New York’s Civil Legal Services
02/05/24 LAS Files Lawsuit Against City and Landlords of Collapsed Bronx Building
02/05/24 Advisory: Tenants of Collapsed Bronx Building To Make Announcement
02/01/24 LAS Statement on NYPD Subway Robot No Longer Patroling Subway Station


01/30/24 LAS Lauds NYC Council for Overriding Mayor Adams’ Veto of the How Many Stops Act
01/25/24 Lawsuit Against NYSDOL On Behalf of 24-Hour Home Care Workers Moves Forward
01/24/24 LAS Files Amicus Brief in Support of Plaintiff Subjected to Deceptions by Police
01/19/24 Community Denounces Mayor for Vetoing Int 549A to End Solitary Confinement
01/19/24 LAS Condemns Mayor Adams for Vetoing the How Many Stops Act
01/18/24 Advisory: Exoneration of LAS Client Steven Ruffin
01/16/24 LAS Statement on State, City Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Unveilings
01/11/24 Data: City Marshals Executed 11,973 Evictions in 2023
01/09/24 LAS Responds to Governor Hochul’s 2024 State of the State Address
01/09/24 LAS Statement on the City Evacuating Families with Children from Floyd Bennett Field
01/09/24 LAS Statement on NYC DOI Report on PATH Intake Issues
01/09/24 LAS Announces Intention to File Litigation to Implement CityFHEPS Reform
01/08/24 NYC Public Defenders Release 2024 Statewide Legislative Priorities
01/04/24 LAS Releases 2024 Statewide Juvenile, Family Regulation Legislative Priorities
01/02/24 LAS Releases 2024 Statewide Civil Legal Services Legislative Priorities


12/22/23 LAS Statement on Governor Signing Legislation Banning “Frankensteining”
12/22/23 LAS Statement on BOC Report on Fire that Occurred on Rikers Island
12/22/23 LAS Lauds Pardon Granted for Kayode Oseni, Client at Risk of Deportation
12/22/23 NYC Public Defenders Urge Federal Lawmakers to Reject Immigration Reform Effort
12/21/23 Advocates Applaud NYC Council’s Passage of The Fair Chance for Housing Act
12/20/23 Advocates Laud City Council for Passing 549A to End Solitary Confinement
12/20/23 City Council Takes Historic Action by Passing the Fair Chance for Housing Act
12/20/23 #Right2RemainSilent Coalition Lauds City Council for Passing Resolution in Support
12/20/23 LAS Urges Mayor Adams to Sign the How Many Stops Act
12/19/23 LAS Files Contempt Motion Against City for Failing to Provide SNAP, Cash Assistance
12/19/23 LAS Statement on Resolution Adopted by the ALAA, UAW Local 2325
12/18/23 Advocates Call on NYC Council to Pass the Fair Chance for Housing Act
12/18/23 LAS Calls on Governor to Take Action on Hundreds of Pending Clemency Applications
12/15/23 LAS Lauds Voting Results on NYCHA Residents Joining Preservation Trust
12/14/23 Statement from Counsel for Plaintiffs in Nunez v. City of New York
12/14/23 LAS Statement on Integrity Issues Involving NYC Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
12/14/23 LAS Lauds Decision Upholding New York’s Common Sense Discovery Laws
12/14/23 361 Attorneys, Advocates Call on Governor Hochul to Sign Appeal Waiver Bill into Law
12/13/23 LAS Calls on Governor Hochul to Sign the Challenging Wrongful Convictions Act
12/13/23 LAS Calls on Governor to Sign Bill to Better Inform Immigrants of Deportation Risks
12/13/23 Organizations Call to Pass Bill Ensuring Young New Yorkers Have Access to an Attorney
12/12/23 LAS, RHI Conclude Second Annual Know Your Rights Ambassador Training Series
12/12/23 Families, Advocates Condemn Governor’s Veto of the Preserving Family Bonds Act
12/11/23 LAS, RHI To Host Final Workshop in Know Your Rights Ambassador Training Series
12/08/23 Advocates Secure Victory in Lawsuit Challenging Abusive Debt Collection
12/08/23 LAS Statement on the Appointment of Lynelle Maginley-Liddie
12/07/23 LAS Call on District Attorneys for a Full Audit of the NYPD Latent Print Section
12/05/23 Advocates Rally in NYC, Albany to Save Legal Right to Shelter
12/04/23 Advisory: Rallies in NYC and Albany to Defend the Right to Shelter

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