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Press Room

For press inquiries, contact:

Redmond J. Haskins
Deputy Communications Director
The Legal Aid Society

Current Press Releases and Statements:

July 2021

07/28/21  Advisory: Press Conference and Rally to End Stop-and-Frisk Abuses
07/27/21  LAS Files Article 78 Petition to Get Access to NYPD’s “SPEX Budget” Contracts
07/27/21  Advisory: Coalition Calls on Inspector General for NYPD Gang Database Investigation
07/21/21  LAS Secures $567,500 Settlement in Case Challenging NYPD Use of Chokeholds, Tasers
07/16/21  LAS Statement on Federal Court Ruling Concerning DACA
07/13/21 LAS, Jenner & Block Secure Temporary Halt to Transfers of Homeless Disabled New Yorkers
07/09/21 LAS Statement in Response to Report on Deplorable Conditions at Local Courthouses
07/09/21 Survivors of Human Trafficking, Advocates Call on Governor Cuomo to Sign START Act
07/08/21 LAS, Jenner & Block File Motion to Halt City’s Transfer of Disabled New Yorkers From Hotels
07/07/21 LAS Statement on NYC Ticker Tape Parade for First Responders
07/06/21 LAS Calls on NYS to Release Information on Emergency Rental Assistance Program Applicants
07/01/21 NYC Defenders’ Statement on the City’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget

June 2021

06/29/21 NYIFUP Calls on ICE to End Transfers, Release Those in its Custody
06/25/21 LAS Statement on Derek Chauvin Sentencing
06/25/21 Immigration Advocates Reaffirm Call on ICE to Cease Sudden Transfers
06/23/21 LAS Statement on Tonight’s Final NYC Rent Guidelines Board Vote
06/21/21 Ahead of Rent Guidelines Board Vote, LAS Calls for a Zero Increase on All Leases
06/19/21 LAS Statement on Juneteenth
06/16/21 LAS Statement on DOJ Overturning Trump-era Rules Limiting Asylum
06/16/21 LAS Releases Report Detailing Early Intervention and Community Engagement Work
06/14/21 LAS and Loeb & Loeb Secure $400,000 in Employee Sexual Harassment Case
06/12/21 LAS Aid to Albany: Reconvene to Pass Critically Important #CleanSlateNY Legislation
06/11/21  LAS Calls on Cuomo to Enact Legislation to End Majority of Arrests, Prosecutions of Children
06/11/21  LAS Calls on Governor Cuomo to Enact The Less Is More Act into Law Immediately
06/10/21  LAS Analysis: NYPD’s Stop-and-Frisk Continues to Plague Communities of Color
06/08/21 LAS Statement on BOC Vote Relating to City Solitary Confinement Practice
06/07/21 Immigration Advocates Condemn “Disappearance” of Detained Clients After Sudden Transfers
06/07/21  LAS Urges Action on Comprehensive Parole Reforms, Clean Slate Legislation
06/03/21 Charges Against George Bell, Rohan Bolt And Gary Johnson Dismissed After 24 Years In Prison
06/03/21 Juvenile Justice Advocates Renew Push to End the Arrest and Prosecution of Children
06/01/21 LAS, Partners Launch Housing Helpline to Assist Immigrant Renters with NYS ERAP
06/01/21 LAS Statement on Pride Month 2021

May 2021

05/26/21 LAS Lauds Passage of Legislation to Provide Life-Saving Medication to Incarcerated People
05/25/21 LAS Calls on Cuomo to Immediately Enact Critical Bill for Survivors of Human Trafficking  
05/25/21 LAS Statement on the One-Year Anniversary of George Floyd’s Murder
05/24/21 LAS Condemns SI Landlord Attorney for Using Racist Language in Eviction Filings
05/20/21 NYIFUP Urges Enactment of the Dignity Not Detention Act in New York State
05/20/21 National Coalition Calls on Officials to Protect Young People at Risk of Deportation
05/17/21 LAS 44th Annual Servant of Justice Awards Celebrated Resilience of Staff, BIPOC Communities
05/13/21 LAS Calls on DA Candidates to Overturn Convictions Involving Corrupt NYPD Officers
05/12/21 LAS, Defenders Call for Review of Cases Made by Three Recently Indicted NYPD Officers
05/12/21 LAS Statement on Vincent Schiraldi Becoming the next NYC DOC Commissioner
05/12/21 LAS Statement on Latest Nunez Independent Federal Monitor Report on Abuse in NYC Jails
05/11/21  LAS Analysis: NY is One of Only a Few States Without an Operational Rent Relief Program
05/10/21 LAS Wins Writ Securing Release of Wrongfully Convicted Client James Davis
05/05/21 LAS Statement on Albany Enacting the NY HERO Act
05/05/21 LAS Statement on Rent Guidelines Board’s Preliminary Vote
05/05/21 LAS, Advocates, Candidates Call on Albany to Pass “Good Cause Eviction” Legislation
05/04/21 Ahead of Rent Guidelines Board Preliminary Hearing, LAS Calls for Rent Rollback
05/04/21 Advocates Call for DOE Office to Support Students in Foster Care
05/04/21 LAS Calls on DAs to Vacate Convictions Where Corrupt NYPD Officers Played Essential Roles
05/03/21 LAS Statement on Statewide Residential Eviction Moratorium Legislation

Visit our press archive for older releases and statements.