The Legal Aid Society and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP are filing a petition in New York Supreme Court today demanding the NYPD release its administrative summaries of officer disciplinary outcomes, which previous administrations have made public for the past 40 years.
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On December 6th, from 5-7 p.m., The Legal Aid Society 's Juvenile Rights Practice (JRP) in collaboration with the National Juvenile Defender Center and the Northeast Juvenile Defender Center, will host a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court argument in In re Gault at the law firm of Cooley LLP. This landmark case held that juveniles charged with crimes were entitled to many of the same due process rights as adults, including the right to counsel, and paved the way for the practice of juvenile defense nationally.
Walt Seagar, a New Yorker who works as an electrician for the NYC Department of Education, was arrested a few years ago for carrying a gravity knife he uses for work. After reading Mr. Seagar’s account of what happened to him, it becomes obvious why the reform of the gravity knife statute is so important to stop ruining the lives of hard working New Yorkers.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams joined impacted tenants and lawyers from The Legal Aid Society in announcing a lawsuit based on data from an expanding technology partnership to monitor heating-related harassment in Brooklyn apartment buildings.
The Legal Aid Society led a chorus of elected officials and advocacy groups on Monday, urging reforms to the state’s gravity knife statute that would treat widely-sold folding knives as tools, not as weapons.
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