The Legal Aid Society Is Committed to Fight to Eliminate Disparities Experienced by the LGBTQ+ Communities
June 30, 2017

As we take time during Pride Month to affirm our support for and celebrate the diversity of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and gender non-conforming (LGBTQ+) staff, clients, and community partners, let’s first please take a moment to remember the lives of those lost one year ago today in the terror attack on Pulse Nightclub in Orlando. Let us also reflect on the oppression faced by these communities.

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Press Clips from City Hall Rally Against ICE Courthouse Raids
June 23, 2017

Legal Aid Society, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Members and immigrant advocates gathered yesterday at City Hall demanding immediate action from New York State and the Office of Court Administration to stop ICE courthouse raids that have proliferated under the Trump administration.

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BBC: Get Out of Jail Free
June 23, 2017

Legal Aid speaks to the BBC about New York’s broken bail system and how it fuels the mass incarceration of poor people from communities of color.

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The Attorneys of Color Caucus at Legal Aid (ACLA) Summer Mentoring Program
June 23, 2017

The Attorneys of Color Caucus at Legal Aid (ACLA) Summer Mentoring Program ACLA hosted its annual Kick- off Party for their Summer Mentoring Program event on Thursday June 15, at the UAW Region 9 Headquarters. This annual event continues to be a great networking opportunity for attorneys of color, interns and supervisors within the Legal Aid Society.

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Kim Forte to Be Honored by the New York City Bar Association’s LGBT Rights Committee
June 23, 2017

Kim Forte to Be Honored by the New York City Bar Association’s  LGBT Rights Committee The New York City Bar Association’s Committee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights will honor Kimberly Forte on Wednesday with the Arthur S. Leonard Award for distinguished service on behalf of the LGBT community.

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