17th Annual Charles Schinitsky Award for Outstanding Service on Behalf of Children
June 24, 2016

17th Annual Charles Schinitsky Award for Outstanding Service on Behalf of Children Two members of The Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Practice were honored Thursday for their years of distinguished child advocacy work.

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Presentations of Legal Aid Social Workers at National Conference Highlight Great Work for Clients
June 24, 2016

Presentations of Legal Aid Social Workers at National Conference Highlight Great Work for Clients Kudos to Lejla Bajrami, Jill Wechsler, and Beth Natale of the Social Work Unit of the Criminal Defense Practice for being selected to present at the annual conference of the National Organization of Forensic Social Workers in New Orleans. Legal Aid's presentations highlighted the great work we do on behalf of clients every day and focused on "Cultural Competency in the Criminal Justice System", and "Best Practices for Working with Clients with Traumatic Brain Injuries". The three-day intensive conference was attended by over 200 forensic social workers from across the country.

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Legal Aid Chief: Fix Our Broken Immigration System
June 23, 2016

Legal Aid Chief:  Fix Our Broken Immigration System Seymour W. James, Attorney-in-Chief of The Legal Aid Society, commenting on the U.S. Supreme Court deadlock blocking President Obama's Immigration Plan:

"Today's Supreme Court decision withholds hope for millions of contributing immigrants who came to the United States as children or are parents of U. S. citizens or lawful permanent residents. The Legal Aid Society calls upon Congress and the President to find common ground, end the legislative dysfunction and fix our broken, obsolete and inhumane immigration system."

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Richard J. Davis Honored by State Bar with Root/Stimson Award
June 20, 2016

Richard J. Davis Honored by State Bar with Root/Stimson Award Richard J. Davis, chairman of The Legal Aid Society who has been devoted to public service and the provision of legal representation to all people, received the Root/Stimson Award from the New York State Bar Association.

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Harold Ferguson Speaks at NY Women’s Bar Forum
June 20, 2016

Harold V. Ferguson, Jr., a Staff Attorney in the Criminal Appeals Bureau, served as a participant in a New York Women’s Bar Association program on “Practicing In the Appellate Term: Practical Tips from Judges and Practitioners.”

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