Association of Legal Aid Attorneys

UAW Local 2325

Youth Represent Staff Join the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys

  New York, NY–Attorneys and Support staff at Youth Represent, a non-profit which provides free legal services to New Yorkers under age 25, have joined the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys-UAW Local 2325.  ALAA is the nation’s oldest union of attorneys and legal workers.  Youth Represent management recognized the Union after the staff overwhelmingly signaled Read more about Youth Represent Staff Join the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys[…]

Black Attorneys of Legal Aid’s Statement on Anthony Lamar Smith

The Black Attorneys of Legal Aid Caucus strongly denounces the verdict issued on September 15, 2017 in St. Louis, in which Officer Jason Stockley was found not guilty of Murder for the killing of Anthony Lamar Smith. Once again, a police officer has killed a black man who was not armed, claiming that he feared Read more about Black Attorneys of Legal Aid’s Statement on Anthony Lamar Smith[…]

Legislation to End Criminal Penalties for Subway Fare Evasion Announced by Elected Officials, ALAA, & Defender Organizations

Brooklyn, NY – The Association of Legal Aid Attorneys, along with State Senator Jesse Hamilton, Assembly Member Tremaine Wright, and Defender Organizations across the City joined together at the Franklin Ave subway station in Crown Heights, Brooklyn to announce the introduction of legislation in both houses that would decriminalize subway fare evasion, treating turnstile jumps Read more about Legislation to End Criminal Penalties for Subway Fare Evasion Announced by Elected Officials, ALAA, & Defender Organizations[…]

ALAA Members Announce Formation of Black Attorneys of Legal Aid Caucus

Dozens of ALAA members announced the formation of the Black Attorneys of Legal Aid (BALA) Caucus in a letter to ALAA President, Deborah Wright.  This caucus will amplify the voice and particular issues faced by Black attorneys working at the Legal Aid Society.  BALA will join the LGBTQ Caucus and the Attorneys of Color at Read more about ALAA Members Announce Formation of Black Attorneys of Legal Aid Caucus[…]