Liliana Vaamonde, Director of Training for the Civil Practice, is the recipient of the 2014 New York County Lawyers' Association Public Service Award honoring attorneys who have distinguished themselves in the public sector. The award will be presented at the Association's Public Service Award Reception tonight at 6 p.m. at 14 Vesey Street.
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The Legal Aid Society's Prisoners' Rights Project and the law firm of Emery Celli Brinckerhoff & Abady LLP filed a federal lawsuit last week on behalf of Beverly Ann Griffin, the mother of Bradley Ballard, a mentally ill inmate who died in New York City Department of Correction custody last year after seven days of solitary confinement. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner ruled Mr. Ballard's death a homicide.
More than 30,000 tenants across 550 Pinnacle-owned buildings in New York City may be eligible for monetary damages under the court-approved settlement of a class action lawsuit that challenged Pinnacle’s treatment of tenants with rent-controlled and rent-stabilized apartments.
In testimony before the Committee on Public Safety of the New York City Council, The Legal Aid Society revealed that the top item on our clients' list of concerns is the over-policing and abusive police tactics used by the NYPD in communities of color.
Hundreds of mentally disabled New Yorkers are in danger of eviction because Pathways, a nonprofit that was supposed to arrange their housing was not paying the rent. Some 1,300 eviction notices have gone out in the last four years.