Tireless Efforts of Legal Aid Society Defense Team Result in Major Victory for CDP Against All Odds
July 25, 2017

Legal Aid Society Staff Attorneys Stephen Pokart, Rachel Levy and Martin LaFalce and their team achieved a major victory in Manhattan Supreme Court July 17 when their client was acquitted of murder charges against all odds in a case that required four and one half years of work and a six week trial. This case is an example of the excellence of the experienced staff of The Legal Aid Society who day in and day out achieve victories big and small for our clients in every borough of this City.

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The Legal Aid Society Participated in PALS's Annual Mock Interview and Resume Workshop for Law Students of Color
July 25, 2017

The Legal Aid Society Participated in PALS's Annual Mock Interview and Resume Workshop for Law Students of Color Two members of The Legal Aid Society's Senior Staff, Bharati Narumanchi, Director of Recruitment, and Femi Disu-Oakley, Director of Diversity and Inclusion, participated in PALS's (Practicing Attorney’s for Law Students Program) annual Mock Interview and Resume Workshop for Law Students of Color. The full-day workshop, sponsored by Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, and held on July 24, kicked off with a Hiring, Resume and Interviewing Skills Panel.

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Daily News: Free the innocent
July 24, 2017

Tina Luongo pens a letter in the Daily News urging the Queens DA to join his four other NYC colleagues and establish a separate unit dedicated to reviewing suspect convictions.

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Legal Aid’s Maria Navarro Appointed Immigration Judge
July 21, 2017

Legal Aid’s Maria Navarro Appointed Immigration Judge Today, please join Legal Aid in congratulating Maria Navarro, Attorney-in-Charge of the Immigration Law Unit, as she departs after 21 years of service to join the federal immigration court as an immigration judge. Maria’s numerous accomplishments have left an indelible mark of excellence at The Legal Aid Society.

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Statement on Today’s Supreme Court Decision Re: Trump Travel Ban
July 20, 2017

Hasan Shafiqullah, Attorney-In-Charge of the Immigration Law Unit at The Legal Aid Society, issued the following statement today responding to the Supreme Court’s rejection of the Trump Administration’s effort to apply the President’s travel ban to foreign nationals who have extended family members living in the U.S.

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