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LAS Announces Settlement in Landmark Homeless Youth Lawsuit

The class action settlement in C.W. v. The City of New York expands access for thousands of homeless and runaway youth ages 16-20 to essential youth programs and services, according to THE CITY.
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LAS Releases List of Most Sued NYPD Officers in 2019

This data does not include matters that were settled out of court between New Yorkers and the City. Inclusion of that information would add at least hundreds of additional cases to this list, according to the New York Daily News.
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LAS in the News 2.28.20

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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Immigration Appeal Filing Fees May Go Up More Than 700%

The biggest proposed hike would be for filing a notice of appeal in immigration courts. That fee could go up from $110 to $975, according to Law 360.
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LAS Calls to Expand Right to Counsel, Increase Tenant Protections

Adriene Holder, Attorney-in-Charge of our Civil Practice, testified that there are households who are struggling but do not qualify for representation under the existing Right to Counsel law.
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LAS Sheds Light on Contaminated DNA at City Medical Examiner

These errors led to at least two wrongful arrests, and at least one wrongful entry of a DNA profile into the OCME’s local index, according to The Appeal.
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LTE: Albany Must Legalize Marijuana Now

Anthony Posada, Supervising Attorney of the Community Justice Unit at The Legal Aid Society, responded to a recent opinion piece in the New York Daily News urging state lawmakers to repeal marijuana legalization.
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LAS in the News 2.21.20

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, Elected Officials and Tenants Call on City to Save Crumbling Bronx Building

The current landlords owe $12.6 million to the city and property taxes have not been paid in more than three decades, according to THE CITY.
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Amy Pont, of LAS’ Immigration Law Unit, Honored as Univision’s February Angel

Pont, whose mother is Colombian, fights for the rights of immigrants and represents dozens of families who come to this country.
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