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.
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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.
In a Gothamist article on bail, Tina Luongo, Attorney-in-Charge of the Criminal Practice, says that the first big issue is what brings people into the system in the first place?
The Legal Aid Society filed suit against a landlord, listed as one of the City’s worst by the Public Advocate, for overcharging tenants.
The New York Law Journal today carried a success story of Manhattan Staff Attorney Victor Castelli's outstanding representation of a young man with severe mental health and drug problems who, two years later, has completed his therapeutic programs, enrolled in college, is employed full time, remains drug free and is coping with his mental illness.
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