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Immigration Law Unit – Federal

As a result of harmful changes to law and policy by the Trump administration, Legal Aid’s clients are increasingly unable to access justice before the USCIS and the immigration courts. To ensure that they get...
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Domestic Violence Immigration Project

The Domestic Violence Immigration Project (DV Immigration Project) was established in 2003 as an initiative of the City-Wide Domestic Violence Family Law Unit to holistically address the barriers faced by non-citizen survivors as they navigate...
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Housing Justice Unit-Group Advocacy

The Housing Justice Unit-Group Advocacy works on behalf of tenant groups or associations, HDFC coop boards or shareholders, and community groups to prevent tenant displacement, enforce tenant rights, and promote community stability and advancement. Our...
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The Women’s Pretrial Release Initiative

In the fall of 2017, The Legal Aid Society launched The Women’s Pretrial Release Initiative (The Initiative). The Initiative is devoted to securing the release of women who are detained pretrial in New York City...
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The Cop Accountability Project

The Cop Accountability Project (CAP) empowers organizations and communities across New York City to hold police officers accountable for human rights violations. The CAP project runs a database that tracks police misconduct in New York...
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Wrongful Conviction Unit

As the nation’s largest provider of public defender services, we are the only New York City public defender that handles trial, appellate and post-conviction cases for clients accused of criminal conduct. Over the years we...
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Worker Justice Project

The Worker Justice Project, an initiative of The Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Defense Practice, combats discrimination faced by workers with arrest or conviction records living in New York City. Every day employers and licensing agencies...
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Low-Income Tax Payer Unit

The Low Income Taxpayer Clinic (LITC) provides direct legal services to taxpayers who have personal income tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service or the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. Our work...
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Family Law and Domestic Violence Project

Our Family Law and Domestic Violence Practice provides legal services to survivors of domestic violence throughout New York City. Our services focus on providing support to survivors as they re-build after abuse. We are the...
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Citywide Housing Practice

Our Housing Justice units work to promote housing stability and prevent homelessness among the city’s most vulnerable families and individuals. We take a three-pronged approach: defending individuals and families facing evictions in housing court; group...
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