Tina Luongo Appointed Attorney-in-Charge of The Legal Aid Society's Criminal Practice
October 24, 2014

Tina Luongo Appointed Attorney-in-Charge of The Legal Aid Society's Criminal Practice Seymour W. James, Jr., Attorney-in-Chief of The Legal Aid Society, announced the appointment of Justine M. Luongo as the Attorney-in-Charge of the Criminal Practice. Justine, known as Tina to all, graduated from Brooklyn Law School where she co-chaired LEGALS and was a member of the Moot Court Trial Team.

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New Report Finds Misdemeanor Charges For Minuscule Amounts Of Marijuana Continue, Blacks And Latinos Targeted
October 24, 2014

Jim Dwyer's About New York Column featured a Legal Aid client with no priors who was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor because a minuscule amount of marijuana was found in the car in which he was a passenger. He denies any knowledge of the pot.

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Judge Faults Ice Detainers In Legal Aid Case, City Council Passes New Ban, Victory For Clients Held By DOC Because Of ICE Detainers
October 23, 2014

Acting Supreme Court Justice Sheryl Parker ruled in a Legal Aid case that the Department of Correction cannot hold people beyond the end of their sentences based on detention requests from federal immigration authorities without a court order or probably cause.

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Adriene Holder To Be Honored By Met Council On Housing
October 17, 2014

Adriene Holder To Be Honored By Met Council On Housing Adriene Holder, the Attorney-in-Charge of the Civil Practice, will be honored on Friday, October 24, by the Met Council on Housing at the organization's annual gala. Mayor de Blasio, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Assembly Member Dick Gottfried, and Public Advocate Tish James will be on hand to honor Ms. Holder, Sam Himmelstein, Gloria Sukenick, and Scott Sommer.

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NYC Go Purple Day
October 16, 2014

NYC Go Purple Day October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Legal Aid attorneys Christine Appah, Johan Byssainthe, Laura Russell, and Sateesh Nori, along with Councilmember Rory Lanceman, met over 350 people at a subway station in Jamaica, Queens on Wednesday morning to spread awareness around NYC Go Purple Day. The event, organized by the NYC City Council's Women's Issues Committee, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and the Mayor's Office to Combat Domestic Violence, was part of a series of similar events held throughout the City.

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