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:

December 2022

12/01/22 Updated Statement on Mayor Adams’ Plan to Address NYC’s Mental Health Crisis

November 2022

11/29/22 Joint NYC Defender Statement in Response to Mayor’s Address on NYC’s Mental Health Crisis
11/22/22 LAS Calls on Queens District Attorney to Improve Her Office’s Evidence Sharing Practices
11/17/22 Statement from Counsel for the Plaintiffs on Nunez v. City of New York et. al
11/17/22 LAS Statement on DA Bragg Vacating 188 Convictions Involving Discredited NYPD Officers
11/15/22 LAS Applaud Proposed Regulations That Would Increase Protections for Rent-Stabilized Tenants
11/14/22 LAS, Advocates and Elected Officials Call to Release Audit of the NYPD’s Gang Database
11/14/22 LAS Statement on Mayor Adams’ Housing Announcement
11/14/22 LAS Informs Court that City Has Failed to Comply with Orders to Protect Incarcerated People
11/14/22 S.T.O.P., LAS Reveal Nearly $3 Billion In Secret NYPD Surveillance Contracts
11/10/22 Advisory: Advocates Call for Release of Audit on NYPD’s Gang Database
11/01/22 LAS Calls on NYC BOE to Ensure Access to Early Voting for Incarcerated New Yorkers

October 2022

10/31/22 LAS and Red Hook Initiative Launch Inaugural Know Your Rights Ambassador Training Series
10/28/22 LAS Statement on Latest Nunez Independent Federal Monitor Report on New York City Jails
10/28/22 Advisory: LAS, Advocates, Elected Officials Rally to Demand Early Voting Access in NYC Jails
10/27/22 LAS Calls on DOC to Immediately Remedy Outages As Colder Weather Approaches
10/26/22 LAS Honors Key Partners at 2022 Pro Bono Publico Awards Ceremony
10/26/22 LAS Files Lawsuit Against State, City, and Landlords to Stop Illegal Apartment Conversions
10/25/22 LAS Calls on the State to Fight Housing Instability and Hunger
10/24/22 LAS Calls on NYC to Save Headquarters of the Brooklyn Chapter of the United Order of Tents
10/23/22 Joint Defender Statement in Response to Mayoral Summit on Criminal Justice
10/22/22 LAS Statement on the Death of Erick Tavira, the 17th New Yorker to Die in DOC Custody
10/17/22  Documents Reveal that DOC Staff Altered Data Tracking Violations of Court Order
10/12/22  LAS Statement On the City’s DHS Shelter Census Reaching a New Single-Day Record
10/11/22  LAS Files Second Lawsuit Against City for Displacing Longtime Harlem Tenants
10/07/22 LAS Statement on Mayor Eric Adams’ Declaration of State of Emergency
10/06/22 LAS Statement on DACA Decision from Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Texas v. U.S.
10/06/22 LAS Statement on Report Showing Gap Between NYC Wage Growth and Rent Growth
10/05/22 LAS Statement on Biden Administration’s Blueprint for an Artificial Intelligence Bill of Rights
10/04/22 Leading Legal Services Organizations File Brief in Support of “Good Cause” Eviction Law
10/04/22 LAS Statement on the City’s Relief Center Moving to Randall’s Island
10/03/22 LAS Lauds Reallocation of Roughly $100 Million to Replenish New York’s ERAP
10/03/22 LAS Unveils NYC’s Most Comprehensive Database on Law Enforcement Misconduct

September 2022

09/30/22 LAS Statement on Reporting the City will Contract with Cruise Line to Shelter Asylum Seekers
09/27/22 LAS Statement on Mayor’s Comments on Asylum Seekers and New York’s Right to Shelter
09/27/22 LAS Demands Answers Following Recent Deaths of Two More Incarcerated Clients
09/26/22 Munonyedi Clifford Named Attorney-in-Charge of LAS’ Citywide Housing Justice Practice
09/23/22 LAS Reaffirms Demand for Albany to Act on Key Protections for Tenants
09/22/22 LAS Statement on the City’s Response and Relief Centers for Asylum Seekers
09/22/22 New NYS Data Confirm Statewide Effectiveness of Bail Reform
09/22/22 LAS Secures Adjournment in Contemplation of Dismissal for Client Who Patted Giuliani
09/19/22 LAS Statement in Response to Reports City is Considering Sheltering Migrants on Cruise Ships
09/15/22 LAS Responds to City Hall’s Comments on Reassessing Right to Shelter Practices
09/14/22 LAS Responds to Mayor’s Statement on Violations of Law at the Shelter Intake Facility
09/13/22 LAS Statement on Violations of Law at the City’s Single Men Shelter Intake Facility
09/12/22 LAS Statement on NYC BOC Report on 2021 Suicide and Drug-Related Deaths in DOC Custody
09/08/22 LAS Statement on DHS’ Final Public Charge Rule
09/07/22 LAS Statement on DA Gonzalez Vacating Over 370 Convictions Involving Discredited Officers
09/02/22 LAS Releases List of NYPD Officers with the Highest Lawsuit Payouts, Most Cases Concluded

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