The Legal Aid Society
- 03/23/2021

Please find below a rundown of victories, filings and statements and other work from The Legal Aid Society. 

We look forward to keeping everyone updated on the important work we are undertaking on behalf of the most vulnerable New Yorkers. 

Press Releases 

LAS Statement on Likely Deal Between Albany Lawmakers on Marijuana Legalization in NYS 

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In the News 

LAS Files Federal Suit Challenging Housing Voucher Discrimination 

A year-long investigation revealed that in nearly 50% of cases real estate professionals illegally refused to rent to voucher holders. 

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LAS: Young New Yorkers in Custody Must Have the Right to an Attorney 

The #Right2RemainSilent campaign aims to secure legislation ensuring the right to counsel before a police interrogation. 

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Listen: Advocates Seek Protections for Minors Interrogated by Police 

How recently proposed legislation would codify a right to counsel for young New Yorkers before an interrogation with police. 

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LAS Secures Decision Allowing Port Authority Discrimination Case to Proceed 

The ruling allows a lawsuit alleging Port Authority Police targeted gay and gender nonconforming men can go to trial. 

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