In three separate articles referring to the Stark v. Fringo case, The Brooklyn Paper focuses on the tremendous advocacy of Sarah Robinson, a Staff Attorney in the Brooklyn Neighborhood Office of The Legal Aid Society, on behalf of low income tenants in Bushwick.
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Celebrating Black History Month during a special reception at Legal Aid headquarters are (from left) Sophia Shaw, a Social Worker in the JRP Brooklyn office; Queens CDP Supervising Attorney Germaine August; and Abdus-Salaam Wahid, a Paralegal Casehandler in the Brooklyn Neighborhood Office who served as speakers. With them is Seymour W. James, the Attorney-in-Chief of The Legal Aid Society.
The Legal Aid Society has filed suit to force the Civilian Complaint Review Board to reveal the disciplinary history of Daniel Pantaleo, the police officer who put Eric Garner in an apparent chokehold that led to his death last year.
Empty Judgments: The Wage Collection Crisis in New York, a report released today in support of the NYS SWEAT (Securing Wages Against Theft) bill, highlights the problems that workers in New York face in collecting the wages they are owed, even after they have won their case against delinquent employers.
Adoption of legislation by the State against source of income discrimination would enable tenants who receive government assistance “greater mobility” because they would not have to be afraid of being rejected by landlords outside the City, Judith Goldiner, Attorney-in-Charge of the Civil Practice’s Law Reform Unit, told Gotham Gazette. . "We have source of income legislation in the city, in other municipalities and multiple other states, and the world has not come to an end," she said.
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