In yesterday's airing of NBC I-Team reporter Chris Glorioso reported that the District Attorney of Queens, Richard Brown, blamed public defenders for the courts and judges closing early. We reject this blatant attempt to scapegoat our staff. Our dedicated public defenders always have been and always are ready to work until 1 a.m or after if need be. It is outrageous to question their advocacy for their clients.
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Joshua Norkin, a Staff Attorney in The Legal Aid Society's Criminal Practice Special Litigation Unit, appeared on Marketplace today, discussing what happens to clients when they don't have enough money to make bail.
District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced the arrest of a landlord, property manager and contractor after allegedly purposefully creating dangerous living conditions for tenants in an East Harlem building, who were represented by Jason Wu, Staff Attorney in the Harlem Community Law Office.
The Legal Aid Society and Winston & Strawn LLP filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of a Staten Island woman suffering with a rare degenerative disease who has been denied vital health services.
Despite entering a settlement that would fund the relocation of five elderly woman represented by The Legal Aid Society and others, the assisted living facility landlord forcing out the seniors missed a payment deadline. DNAinfo reported on the development in the Prospect Park Residence case and quoted Judith Goldiner, the Attorney-in-Charge of the Civil Practice’s Law Reform Unit, who explained the consequences of the skipped $3.1 million payment.
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