Legal Aid Attorneys Testify Before City Council Committees On A Number of Issues Affecting Our Clients
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2010

During the last three weeks, attorneys from The Legal Aid Society have testified before New York City Council Committees on a number of issues affecting our clients ranging from housing and homelessness to identity theft and school discipline/police activity.

December 16, 2010 - Testimony of The Legal Aid Society on a local law to amend the administrative code of the City of New York in relation to reports on school discipline and police department activity relating to schools. Presented to the New York City Council Committees on Education, Public Safety and Juvenile Justice by Nancy Ginsburg, Director of the Adolescent Intervention and Diversion Project.

December 15, 2010 - Testimony of The Legal Aid Society on a local law to amend the administrative code of the City of New York in relation to the Alternative Enforcement Program. Presented to the New York City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings by Judith Goildiner, Supervising Attorney of Civil Law Reform, and Sebastian Riccardi, Staff Attorney in the Brooklyn Neighborhood Office.

December 9, 2010 - Testimony of The Legal Aid Society and the Coalition for the Homeless on How the City of New York Reports Data About Homelessness and Rental assistance Programs, and the City's Evaluation Study of the Homebase Program. Presented to the New York City Council Committee on General Welfare by Jane Sujen Block and Joshua Goldfein, Senior Staff Attorneys in the Homeless Rights Project of The Legal Aid Society, and Patrick Markee, Senior Policy Analyst of the Coalition for the Homeless.

November 29, 2010 - Testimony of The Legal Aid Society regarding the City's efforts to combat identity theft. Presented to the New York City Council Committee on Public Safety by Tashi T. Lhewa, Staff Attorney in the Queens Neighborhood Office.