Even though the Rent Guidelines Board voted to freeze rents for one-year leases on the City’s rent-stabilized apartments, some tenants will continue to be harassed, Ellen Davidson, Staff Attorney in the Civil Law Reform Unit told DNAinfo.
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Tina Luongo, the Attorney-in-Charge of The Legal Aid Society's Criminal Defense Practice, urged the NYPD to ensure that the survey on a proposed New York City Police Department policy for body-worn cameras be made available to communities of color and NYCHA residents for their feedback.
Cynthia Conti-Cook, Staff Attorney in the Special Litigation Unit of the Criminal Practice, testified before the New York City Council's Committee on Oversight and Investigations supporting the local law to amend the administrative code of the City of New York and the New York City Chapter in regard to the evaluation of civil actions, claims, and complaints alleging improper police conduct.
Sarah Dolan and Abigail Swenstein of the Exploitation Intervention Prevention presented at last week’s National Association of Social Workers annual conference entitled, "Leading Change, Transforming Lives" The panel, co-presented with the Center for Court Innovation, focused on "Victim and Defendant: Advocating for the Whole Client in New York's Human Trafficking Intervention Courts" and discussed best practices for interdisciplinary collaboration.
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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