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LAS in the News 1.17.20

We have an intrinsic connection to the daily lives of New Yorkers. Here are a few of the places we made a difference, provided context or added valuable perspective this week.
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LAS Celebrates Peace Week with Community Partners

Victor Dempsey, an organizer in our Community Justice Unit, hosted an event featuring speakers who shared their experiences with gun violence in their communities.
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LAS Condemns NYCHA Over Widespread Heat, Hot Water Outages

Residents have already submitted 130,000 individual complaints for outages this season, reports Bklyner.
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LTE: Let’s Build Upon the Success of Pretrial Reforms

Marie Ndiaye, Supervising Attorney of the Decarceration Project at The Legal Aid Society, penned a letter to the editor in response to a recent New York Daily News editorial on bail reform.
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Advocates Decry Trump’s Supreme Court Appeal to Lift Order Blocking “Public Charge” Rule

"The Trump administration is grasping at straws in their desperate attempt to expedite implementation of their racist wealth test for immigrants even before the government's appeals have been heard by the circuit courts,” reads a statement to Law 360.
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FOIL Disclosure: NYCHA Residents File Almost 60K Roach/Bedbug Work Orders

The Legal Aid Society demands more funding to assist public housing residents in light of the shocking numbers from the first nine months of 2019.
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LAS in the News 1.10.20

We have an intrinsic connection to the daily lives of New Yorkers. Here are a few of the places we made a difference, provided context or added valuable perspective this week.
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Dawne Mitchell Elected to the Board of National Association of Counsel for Children

“NACC is founded on the commitment of advancing the rights of children by ensuring they have the right to effective assistance of counsel and my career has centered on this principle,” said Mitchell.
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LAS Applauds Newly Adopted Reforms to NYS Juvenile Parole System

“We are pleased that OCFS enacted necessary and fair procedural protections for youth facing revocation of their conditional release,” Dawne Mitchell, Attorney-In-Charge of the Juvenile Rights Practice tells THE CITY.
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LAS Honors Staff at 143rd Annual Meeting

The Legal Aid Society held its Annual Meeting at Fordham Law School where members of the staff were recognized for service and dedication to the organization and its clients.
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