The Legal Aid Society is pleased to share the great news that the Office for Victims of Crime at the Department of Justice announced last month its plans to fund a joint initiative of the American Bar Association and The Legal Aid Society that will provide national training and technical assistance on post-conviction advocacy for survivors of human trafficking.
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The Legal Aid Society filed a lawsuit against the landlord at 60 Clarkson Street for charging tenants illegal rents and forcing them to live in deplorable and inhumane conditions.
The Legal Aid Society, and the law firm of White & Case have filed an Order To Show Cause asking Federal Court Judge George B. Daniels to force the City of New York to permanently remove cameras that are installed in the arraignment interview area of the new Staten Island Courthouse. The Order also seeks a Preliminary Injunction to remove the cameras while the case is pending and a Temporary Restraining Order to enjoin the City from operating the cameras (i.e., turning them off) while the Preliminary Injunction application is pending.
The Legal Aid Society issued a statement praising Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman’s bail reforms announced this morning.
Politico New York magazine carries an excellent article on the need for new discovery laws.
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