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NYC Families Receive $13.1 Million in Public Assistance Class Action Settlement

Last month 30,000 New Yorkers received one-time payments, according to Law.com.
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Queens Judge Grants Hearing on Exonerating DNA Evidence After 26 Years of Incarceration

LAS client Michael Robinson has served 26 years for a 1993 murder conviction.
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LAS Stands with LGBTQ+ Community in Supreme Court Filing

The Legal Aid Society and Goodwin Procter LLP filed an amicus brief in support of the position that the prohibition on sex discrimination contained in Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 precludes employer discrimination based on transgendered status and sexual orientation.
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Blaine V. (Fin) Fogg, President of The Legal Aid Society, Dies at 79

"Fin Fogg was an inspiration to us all through his wise counsel, steadfast guidance, generous spirit, and wonderful sense of humor."
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LAS in the News 7.17.19

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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LAS Hosts Mock Trial for Summer Interns

The trial marked the conclusion of a week-long summer internship experience for 20 tenth graders from the Legal Outreach program.
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Weekend ICE Raids Unsuccessful, New Yorkers Remain Vigilant

“We are thankful that the ICE raids this weekend were unsuccessful, due in part to the remarkable efforts of advocates across New York City to educate individuals on their rights during encounters with ICE."
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LAS Expands Immigration Helpline to Operate 7 Days a Week

The helpline, 1-844-955-3425, will now run every day from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. ET, with the possibility of being extended for additional hours based on call volume.
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New Yorkers Who Make Bail Still Suffer Wrongful Incarceration

A new report shows the Department of Correction’s continued failure to comply with recently enacted bail reforms, specifically legislation which mandates the Department to release individuals from custody who make bail within three hours or less.
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City Fails to Remove Children from Housing with Lead Paint

The New York City Housing Authority was allowed to appeal the findings of their own inspectors, while the children continued to be exposed to the dangerous chemical element, according to the New York Post.
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