Team of Legal Aid Bronx Trial and Appellate Attorneys Win Major Victory For Client

After an extensive speedy trial motion practice, hearings and oral advocacy, Bronx and Appellate Staff Attorneys, Lois White and Karen Kalikow, secured a dismissal for their client based on the repeated failure of the District Attorney's office to answer ready for trial. Manhattan Appellate Attorney Michelle Fox assisted her Bronx colleagues. "Legal Aid appellate resources are one of the best aspects of working at Legal Aid, " says Lois. Legal Aid has appeals attorneys in each office that allow for this comprehensive approach to litigation. Congratulations to Lois, Karen, and Michelle for their outstanding advocacy on behalf of the client.

The dismissal, upon the People's motion, occurred on September 24, 2012, as a result of a newly assigned Assistant District Attorney reviewing her former colleague's files and determining that LAS had correctly computed the chargeable time.