Attorneys with Legal Aid’s Tenant Rights Coalition filed suit today on behalf of 21 residents from an apartment building in the Bronx. The building owner, Rawles Isaacs, has consistently earned himself a top spot among the city’s worst landlords, placing eighth in last year’s list compiled by Public Advocate Letitia James.
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Megan O'Byrne, a Legal Aid Staff Attorney, speaks with Gothamist about defending a tenant whose apartment was destroyed by her landlord who also tried to illegally evict her.
State Supreme Court Judge Joan Lobis on Tuesday questioned why the NYPD stopped its decades-long practice of revealing how police officers are disciplined for misconduct. Hours before the court hearing, disciplinary records of the police officer who fatally choked Eric Garner were leaked online, Politico reported.
CITY HALL – The Legal Aid Society and New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito today joined local defender organizations, child welfare advocates and stakeholders to call on the State Legislature to pass and sign comprehensive legislation to raise the age of criminal responsibility in New York State to 18 years old.
The Legal Aid Society celebrated Women’s History Month with a reception in the Brooklyn office, 111 Livingston Street. Anne Hill, a Social Worker in the Brooklyn JRP office; Margaret McClean, a Paralegal in the Brooklyn CDP office; and Susan Yousefi, a Paralegal case handler in the Brooklyn Neighborhood office, presented inspirational speeches to the staff. Seymour W. James, Attorney-in-Chief, shared historical information about the leadership roles of women in the Society's 141-year history.
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