Civil Practice At Legal Aid Helps Clients Suffering From Collateral Consequences Of Arrest
January 29, 2015

Civil Practice At Legal Aid Helps Clients Suffering From Collateral Consequences Of Arrest Tina Luongo, the Attorney-in-Charge of the Criminal Practice at The Legal Aid Society, testified before the New York City Council that civil legal services attorneys are needed to stem the role poverty and the lack of access to justice plays in recidivism by advising clients on civil collateral consequences relating to an arrest or a plea. Luongo said that until providers can guarantee civil legal services, "the better thing to do is mandate it for us, in our contracts."

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Legal Aid Offices Open Wednesday
January 27, 2015

Offices of The Legal Aid Society will be open Wednesday for regular business hours. All New York City Courts will also be open.

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The Legal Aid Society Offices Will Be Closed Tuesday
January 26, 2015

All NYC Courts will also be closed during the day on Tuesday, January 27th. In light of these closings and the blizzard conditions expected, The Legal Aid Society offices will also be closed on Tuesday, January 27th. Arraignment courts will open at 6 PM in all boroughs except for Staten Island.

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Statement of Seymour W. James, Jr., the Attorney-in-Chief of The Legal Aid Society, in response to the report of the Governor's Commission on Youth, Public Safety and Justice
January 20, 2015

As the single largest New York State provider of both adult and juvenile delinquency defense, The Legal Aid Society is uniquely positioned in the conversation about raising the age of criminal responsibility. Raising the Age brings New York in line with 48 other states who have recognized the differences in prosecuting and rehabilitating those between the ages of 16 and 20.

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Legal Aid Lawyers Led By Eric Garner’s Mother and Daughter March For Release of Grand Jury Records
January 18, 2015

Lawyers from The Legal Aid Society, led by Eric Garner’s mother and daughter, marched in Staten Island Thursday for release of the grand jury records. The lawyers listed a series of demands, including an end to the “unconstitutional and disparate policing of communities of color.”

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