Legal Aid Work Mentioned in Blog on Second Chances
May 04, 2016

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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Director of Community Justice Unit Testifies Before City Council Committees
May 04, 2016

Director of Community Justice Unit Testifies Before City Council Committees 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.

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After 52 Years, 81-Year-Old Man Exonerated
May 03, 2016

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.

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Legal Aid Defenders Supported by Great Team Help Hundreds at Clean Slate
May 02, 2016

Legal Aid Defenders Supported by Great Team Help Hundreds at Clean Slate 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.

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NYPD Lockout Orders Often Hurt Elderly, Disabled and Parents of Minor Children, Legal Aid and Legal Services Charge
May 02, 2016

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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