Legal Aid Society

Press Room

For press inquiries, contact:

Redmond J. Haskins
Director of Media Relations
The Legal Aid Society
rhaskins@legal-aid.org
929-441-2384

Current Press Releases and Statements:

February

02/08/23 Statement From Counsel for Randy Jones
02/08/23 13th Forward Coalition Calls on Legislature to Finally End Modern-Day Slavery
02/08/23 LAS Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Homeless Youth Denied Housing Based on Source of Income
02/06/23 LAS Files Lawsuit on Behalf of Bronx Tenants Displaced After Fire 
02/06/23 Advisory: 13th Forward Coalition to Call on Legislature to Finally End Modern-Day Slavery
02/06/23 LAS Secure Ruling Upholding 2019 Tenant Protection and New York’s Rent Stabilization Law
02/06/23 LAS, NYCLU Respond to CCRB Report on NYPD Misconduct During the 2020 Demonstrations
02/02/23 #Right2RemainSilent Coalition Applauds Resolution Calling on Albany to Pass Legislation
02/02/23 City Data: Payouts on NYPD Misconduct Lawsuits for 2022 Balloon to Over $121 Million
02/01/23 LAS Statement in Response to Governor Kathy Hochul’s Fiscal Year 2024 Budget

January 2023

01/30/23 LAS Statement Ahead of NYS Joint Legislative Hearing on Criminal Legal System Data
01/30/23 LAS Files Federal Lawsuit Against City for Failing to Process SNAP and Cash Assistance
01/30/23 Los Angeles Codifies “Good Cause” Eviction Protections, LAS Calls on Albany to Follow Suit
01/27/23 LAS Statement on the Murder of Tyre Nichols
01/27/23 LAS Respond to Remarks Suggesting Asylum Seekers Are Not Entitled to Right to Shelter
01/26/23 LAS Statement on Mayor Eric Adams’ State of the City Address
01/26/23 LAS Files Contempt Motion Against DOC Overs Issues with Rikers Intake Processes 
01/25/23 LAS Responds to Mayor’s Suggestion that Asylum Seekers Are Not Entitled to Right to Shelter
01/24/23 Whistleblowers Warn of Growing Transphobia in Local Jails Under DOC Commissioner Molina
01/21/23 LAS Statement on the City’s Plan for New Relief Center at Brooklyn Cruise Terminal
01/18/23 LAS Statement on Reporting the City is Again Considering Sheltering Migrants on Cruise Ships
01/28/23 LAS Statement in Response to the NYC DOC Revoking Access to Jail Video Footage
01/18/23 NYC Executed Evictions Continue to Climb – Nearly 4,400 in the Last Year
01/17/23 LAS Calls for Reforms to Aid New Yorkers Facing Eviction, Already Experiencing Homelessness
01/16/23 LAS Statement on Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day
01/13/23 LAS Statement on NYC’s Right to Shelter Obligations and the Mayor’s Mutual Aid Application
01/11/23
LAS Statement on Arguments Concerning the Housing Stability and Tenant Protection Act
01/10/23 LAS Statement in Response to Governor Kathy Hochul’s State of the State Address
01/09/23 FOIL: NYCHA Utility Outages Still Plague Residents Citywide
01/05/23 LAS Condemns DOI NYPD for Failing to Release Report on Gang Database
01/04/23 Statement from Counsel for Trevor Bickford

December 2022

12/29/22 LAS Statement on Governor Vetoing Legislation to Reform Medicaid
12/23/22 LAS Lauds Governor for Signing Legislation on Homeless and Runaway Youth
12/23/22 LAS Statement on DHS’ Public Charge Final Rule Which Goes into Effect on Dec. 23
12/21/22 LAS Secures Pardon for Lesly Parfait, Client who Faced Deportation
12/21/22 Advocates Pen Joint Letter Urging Lawmakers to Adopt Plan Safety, Pretrial Justice
12/21/22 LAS Calls on Governor Hochul to Sign the Foreclosure Prevention Abuse Act
12/20/22 LAS Calls for Answers Following Fire that Destroyed NYPD Brooklyn Evidence Center
12/20/22 LAS Files Motion to Hold NYC Department of Correction in Contempt
12/17/22 LAS Calls on Governor to Sign Legislation on Reforms to Medicaid’s Overpayment Processes
12/17/22 LAS Calls on Governor to Sign Legislation on Homeless and Runaway Youth
12/16/22 LAS Secures Settlement Overhauling NYPD’s Illegal Warrant Search Practices
12/16/22 NYPD is More Intimately Involved in Placement of ShotSpotter Sensors than Previously Known
12/15/22 Advocates Rally in Support of Critical Legislation to Serve Young New Yorkers
12/14/22 Court Ruling Secured by Legal Aid Protected 136,607 Households from Eviction
12/14/22 Advisory: Rally in Support of Critical Legislation to Serve Young New Yorkers
12/13/22 LAS Calls on Governor Hochul to Take Action on Hundreds of Pending Clemency Applications
12/12/22 Over 1K Incarcerated New Yorkers Each Month Performed Hundreds of Jobs, Some Dangerous
12/07/22 New York Immigrant Family Unity Project Statement on Massive ICE Data Leak
12/05/22 13th Forward Coalition Calls on Lawmakers to End Slavery For All Incarcerated New Yorkers
12/05/22 LAS Calls on Governor to Sign Legislation on For-Profit Immigration Bond Industry
12/05/22 Advisory: 13th Forward Coalition Calls on NY Lawmakers to End Slavery for Incarcerated
12/05/22 LAS Urges State Agency to Compensate Low-Income New Yorkers Whose Benefits were Stolen
12/01/22 Updated Statement on Mayor Adams’ Plan to Address NYC’s Mental Health Crisis

Visit our press archive for older releases and statements.