The Legal Aid Society participated in the 39th Annual Public Interest Career (PILC) Fair at New York University Law School. The PILC Fair, sponsored by 21 Tri-State area law schools, was held February 4th and 5th. During the fair, staff from the three Practice areas and the Recruitment Office provided information to 138 students.
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Legal Aid Criminal Defense and Juvenile Rights lawyers are representing clients in Manhattan Criminal and Family Courts today. Legal Aid offices at 49 Thomas and 40 Worth Street were closed and staff evacuated after the crane collapse this morning. Members of the Manhattan Criminal staff were moved to our offices in the Manhattan Criminal Court Building at 100 Centre Street and members of the Manhattan Juvenile Rights staff were moved to our offices in the Manhattan Family Court Building at 60 Lafayette Street.
The Howard University Alumni Club of Westchester and Rockland has named Susan Chase, Staff Attorney in the Civil Practice Harlem Community Law Office, as the Alum of the Month.
The plan to return 50,000 illegally deregulated apartments to rent regulation, as announced by the Governor, may have problems, Legal Aid housing advocates say, because the state law offers nearly 100 percent tolerance for landlords who don’t register rent-stabilized apartments.
Tina Luongo, Attorney-in-Charge of The Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Practice, told PUBLICO Pro, that “The concern is not the court — implementing a court. There’s lots of different courts that have been enacted and created over time. The takeaway people heard from the announcement was, ‘We’re going to treat you differently. You’re going to get less due process.’”
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