The Legal Aid Society and Cleary Gottlieb File a Petition for Disclosure of NYPD Administrative Summaries of Police Officer Discipline
December 06, 2016

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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Celebrating 50th Anniversary of US Supreme Court Argument in Gault
December 06, 2016

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.

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Read Op-Ed Piece by Walt Seagar, a New Yorker, Arrested for Carrying a Tool He Uses for Work
December 01, 2016

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.

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Joined by Tenants and Legal Aid Lawyers, Borough President Adams Announces Lawsuit to Monitor Heating-Related Harassment in Brooklyn Apartment Buildings
December 01, 2016

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.

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Governor Urged to Sign Gravity Knife Reform Bill to Protect Hard Working New Yorkers
November 28, 2016

Governor Urged to Sign Gravity Knife Reform Bill to Protect Hard Working New Yorkers 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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