Coverage of our NYPD Gang Database Press Conference
October 19, 2017

The Legal Aid Society and others held a press conference yesterday calling on the NYPD to terminate its overzealous gang database, which unfairly targets youth of color.

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PRP Staff Attorney Caroline Hsu To Moderate Panel On Attica Prison Uprising of 1971
October 19, 2017

Caroline Hsu, Staff Attorney in the Prisoners' Rights Project, will moderate a discussion on the Attica Prison uprising of 1971 and its legacy on November 1st from 4:30 – 6:00 pm at Fordham University Law School.

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Inspirational National Hispanic Latinx Celebration With Calls To Do More, Give Back
October 19, 2017

Inspirational National Hispanic Latinx Celebration With Calls To Do More, Give Back The Legal Aid Society's National Hispanic Latinx Heritage Celebration last night was a tremendous affair with an inspirational call to action by New York City Council Member Vanessa Gibson and Staff speakers Alena Aguilar, Adan Soltren, and Casandra Tolentino.

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Seymour James Announces Retirement After A Career Spanning Four Decades Advocating For The Rights of Vulnerable New Yorkers
October 17, 2017

Seymour James Announces Retirement After A Career Spanning Four Decades Advocating For The Rights of Vulnerable New Yorkers Seymour W. James, a respected leader in the justice system and an internationally recognized expert in indigent defense, announced today that he will retire in June as the Attorney-in-Chief of The Legal Aid Society.

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Seymour James' Message to Staff Announcing Retirement
October 17, 2017

Seymour James' Message to Staff Announcing Retirement Dear Colleagues, after 43 enriching and rewarding years, I will be retiring from the Society next June. While I will not give up the practice of law, I am looking forward to spending more time with my family and pursuing interests that I have not had the time to explore.

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