Joshua Norkin, a Staff Attorney in The Legal Aid Society's Criminal Practice Special Litigation Unit, appeared on Marketplace today, discussing what happens to clients when they don't have enough money to make bail.
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District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced the arrest of a landlord, property manager and contractor after allegedly purposefully creating dangerous living conditions for tenants in an East Harlem building, who were represented by Jason Wu, Staff Attorney in the Harlem Community Law Office.
The Legal Aid Society and Winston & Strawn LLP filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of a Staten Island woman suffering with a rare degenerative disease who has been denied vital health services.
Despite entering a settlement that would fund the relocation of five elderly woman represented by The Legal Aid Society and others, the assisted living facility landlord forcing out the seniors missed a payment deadline. DNAinfo reported on the development in the Prospect Park Residence case and quoted Judith Goldiner, the Attorney-in-Charge of the Civil Practice’s Law Reform Unit, who explained the consequences of the skipped $3.1 million payment.
The Wall Street Journal reported on plans by New York City officials to move 16- and 17-year-olds out of Rikers Island and interviewed Tina Luongo, Attorney-in-Charge of the Criminal Practice of The Legal Aid Society, on the decision and underlying state laws.
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