In a guest post in the Huffington Post on providing second chances, Jo-Ann Wallace, President and CEO of the National Legal Aid & Defender Association, mentions the work of Melissa Ader, an Equal Justice Works Fellow in the Employment Law Unit of The Legal Aid Society’s Civil Practice.
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Sandeep Kandhari, the Director of the Community Justice Unit, testified before the New York City Council Committee on Oversight and Investigations and the Committee on Public Safety.
Paul Gatling, 81, held back tears as Brooklyn District Attorney apologized to him for what happened to him 52 years ago when he was wrongfully convicted of committing a murder.
All levels of staff from Manhattan Criminal Defense turned out in full force Saturday to represent hundreds of New Yorkers at Clean Slate. Staff from other Legal Aid borough offices also participated.
The Legal Aid Society and Legal Services NYC alerted the City a year ago that NYPD lockout orders intended to uproot illegal activity often wrongly affect people who are elderly, disabled or parents of minor children.
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