Tina Luongo, the Attorney-in-Charge of the Criminal Practice of The Legal Aid Society, has been named to the transition team of District Attorney Elect Darcel Clark in the Bronx.
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A City study of 800 seniors who are in and out of jail for non-violent offenses because they have no money for bail, have mental health issues, and are serving life sentences 15 days at a time are costing the City millions of dollars.
A proposed federal ban on smoking in public housing has caused concern that, if adopted, the federal ban would affect some 180,000 New Yorkers living in public housing and lead to intrusive police practices in neighborhoods of low-income residents of color.
The Legal Aid Society and the law firm of Patterson, Belknap, Webb & Tyler LLP, filed a federal class action in the United States District Court, Eastern District of New York, that maintains that all homeless and runaway youth in New York City have a right to age-specific shelter beds. Unlike adults and families, who can stay indefinitely in shelter, homeless youth are only permitted to stay up to 60 days in beds specific to their demographic. Kim and Beth answered Newsweek's questions in the article printed below.
The New York Times printed a Letter to the Editor from Dori Lewis, a Senior Supervising Attorney for the Prisoners’ Rights Project, and Kimberly Forte, Supervising Attorney for the LGBT Law and Policy Initiative, about the horrific experiences ensured by our transgender clients.
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