In a Gothamist article on bail, Tina Luongo, Attorney-in-Charge of the Criminal Practice, says that the first big issue is what brings people into the system in the first place?
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The Legal Aid Society filed suit against a landlord, listed as one of the City’s worst by the Public Advocate, for overcharging tenants.
The New York Law Journal today carried a success story of Manhattan Staff Attorney Victor Castelli's outstanding representation of a young man with severe mental health and drug problems who, two years later, has completed his therapeutic programs, enrolled in college, is employed full time, remains drug free and is coping with his mental illness.
NPR presented a special program Sunday morning on the rise in homelessness in New York City. Judith Goldiner, Attorney-in-Charge of the Civil Law Reform Unit, said finding an apartment is a difficult process.
Goldiner said that the City’s real estate market squeezes out many low-income families, making homelessness especially hard to solve. "It's not enough anymore in New York City to give people some money to help them pay for the rent," she says. "You really have to help people find an apartment, because finding an apartment in New York City — even for people who are not homeless — is just an incredibly difficult process."
Adriene Holder, Attorney-in-Charge of the Civil Practice, and Sandeep Kandhari, Director of the Community Justice Unit, participated in the ChangetheNYPD rally at City Hall today to protest the treatment of Homeless People by the Sergeants Benevolent Association.
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