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[…]

Legal Aid Attorneys (UAW Local 2325) Rally for a Fair Contract, Urge Mayor De Blasio to Fully Fund Essential Legal Services for New York’s Most Vulnerable.

Attorneys and Staff say they will stand together to ensure New Yorkers get the best legal representation amid Federal challenges to civil rights protections and legal services. NEW YORK – Unionized attorneys and staff at the Legal Aid Society along with community allies took to the steps of City Hall, Thursday, June 1st at 1pm Read more about Legal Aid Attorneys (UAW Local 2325) Rally for a Fair Contract, Urge Mayor De Blasio to Fully Fund Essential Legal Services for New York’s Most Vulnerable.[…]

Brooklyn Neighborhood Office Attorneys Mobilize to Fight Unjust Termination

Over 200 ALAA members from the Brooklyn Neighborhood Office, supported by their union Sisters & Brothers from the two other practices as well as LSSA UAW Local 2320 members from Brooklyn Legal Services, rallied outside the Legal Aid Society at 111 Livingston Street last Friday to protest the unjust termination of an attorney, Sophia, just nine Read more about Brooklyn Neighborhood Office Attorneys Mobilize to Fight Unjust Termination[…]