The National Legal Aid and Defender Association featured The Legal Aid Society’s Community Justice Unit in its NLADA Update.
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The Center for Court Innovation launched a new program called Poverty Justice Solutions, which involves recent law school graduates who represent low-income clients in Housing Court.
A Brooklyn landlord’s refusal to rent to tenants who plan to pay rent through the City’s Living in Communities (LINC) Rental Assistance Program prompted a lawsuit by The Legal Aid Society and Mayer Brown LLP.
The Legal Aid Society and co-counsel Mayer Brown LLP filed a lawsuit in New York County Supreme Court charging Starrett City, Inc., and Grenadier Realty with source of income discrimination for unlawfully denying low-income New Yorkers permanent housing.
Queens Staff Attorney Joel Schmidt represented a teen who was arrested and spent the night in jail for playing music on his phone, but was not asked by police to turn off the music before he was arrested.
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