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Court Denies Request to Lift Last Remaining Nationwide “Public Charge” Injunction

The ruling protects millions of low-income immigrant families from the Trump administration’s proposed change, according to CBS News.
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LAS, Advocates Urge Repeal of Law 50-a That Hides Police Misconduct Records

Civil Rights Law 50-a blocks the public from accessing police disciplinary information, according to the New York Daily News.
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Evictions Down 20 Percent Due to Housing Reform, Right to Counsel

“These laws and programs are noticeably working and more New Yorkers are remaining in their homes,” The Legal Aid Society's Judith Goldiner tells the AM New York.
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LAS in the News 1.03.20

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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Corey Stoughton to Lead Criminal Defense Practice Special Litigation Unit

Stoughton comes to The Legal Aid Society with years of experience in criminal justice reform, litigation and policy advocacy.
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Despite Widespread Support, Gov. Cuomo Vetoes Critical Bill to Combat Wage Theft

It is estimated that each year workers in New York are unlawfully underpaid by about $1 billion, according to the New York Daily News.
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Op-Ed: Moving Past the Fear-Mongering on Bail, Discovery Reform

Tina Luongo, Attorney-In-Charge of the Criminal Defense Practice at The Legal Aid Society, joined other Chief Defenders on a joint op-ed decrying the fear-mongering from law enforcement and other detractors concerning the newly implemented reforms in today's Gotham Gazette.
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Janet Sabel Honored by Crain’s New York as 2020 Notable Woman in Law

Each year this list honors women who have exemplified the utmost professionalism, leadership and dedication in the practice of law.
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LAS in the News 2019 Highlights

We have an intrinsic connection to the daily lives of New Yorkers. Here are some highlights of our work in 2019.
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LAS in the News 12.20.19

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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