LAS Advises on How to Reduce Mass Incarceration
May 28, 2015

Tina Luongo, Attorney in Charge of The Legal Aid Society's Criminal Defense Practice, traveled to DC to participate as the defense representative of a NYC contingent invited to the MacArthur Foundation's Safety and Justice Challenge conference. NYC, along with 19 other jurisdiction has been selected by MacArthur to receive a planning grant to aid the City is analyzing ways to reduce the number of New Yorkers being incarcerated in City jails.

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Legal Aid's Lawsuit on Behalf of Two Women Inmates at Rikers Charging Rape Featured on CNN
May 28, 2015

William Gibney, Director of the Special Litigation Unit in the Criminal Practice, and Seymour W. James, Attorney-in-Chief, were interviewed by CNN for separate reports on the federal lawsuit filed on behalf of two women inmates at Rikers who charged that they were raped by a correction officer.

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Thank You To Supporters; Record-Breaking 38th Annual Awards Dinner
May 26, 2015

Thank You To Supporters; Record-Breaking 38th Annual Awards Dinner Last week, The Legal Aid Society held its 38th Annual Awards Dinner, recognizing The Servants of Justice Award Honorees - Betsy and Kenneth Plevan and The Theodore Roosevelt Award Recipients, Nancy and Frederic Poses.

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Emily Kaplan Serves on ABA Panel on Representing Very Young Children
May 22, 2015

Emily Kaplan, a Supervising Attorney in the JRP Queens Office, will service on a panel June 9 sponsored by the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation, Children's Rights Litigation Committee.

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Ellen Davidson Speaks on Rent Laws at Assembly Press Conference
May 20, 2015

Ellen Davidson Speaks on Rent Laws at Assembly Press Conference Ellen Davidson, Staff Attorney in the Civil Law Reform Unit, spoke at an Assembly press conference on rent laws. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Housing Committee Chair Keith L.T. Wright announced the passage of legislation that would provide stronger regulations for rent-regulated properties and protect the rights of tenants in New York.

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