Saying he hoped the initiative would be be “a model for other jurisdictions," Seymour W. James, Attorney-in-Chief of The Legal Aid Society, praised the New York City Council, the Robin Hood Foundation, and the New York Community Trust for combining forces to provide legal representation for the estimated 1,000 unaccompanied immigrant children facing deportation.
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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Domestic Violence Sub-Committee of the Gender Bias Committee at Bronx Family Court has planned several events. On October 1st Vicki Light, a Staff Attorney at Bronx JRP, will be co-facilitating a Vicarious Trauma Training for court personnel. The training will look at vicarious trauma and its effects on service providers, specifically attorneys and court personnel. The training will define vicarious trauma, identify its causes and effects and describe tools and techniques for managing it. Vicki is currently the co-chair person of JRP’s committee on Secondary Trauma Stress.
The Legal Aid Society, the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys (ALAA), the Attorneys of Color Caucus (ACLA), and the LGBT Caucus welcome all 1L and 2L law students to attend a networking and informational Open House, generously sponsored by Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP, on October 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. Debevoise is located at 919 Third Avenue.
While the NYPD has revised its Miranda warning for juveniles, The Legal Aid Society believes that the clarification does not go far enough.
A proposed settlement in a federal class action lawsuit, Lovely H. v. Eggleston, will result in millions of dollars in cash assistance and food stamps benefits if approved by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.