Public Defenders and Community Organizations Demand #ICEOUT of the Courts

Public Defenders and Community Organizations Hold Rally Calling for ICE to be Prohibited From Entering NY Courts UAW Local 2325 and allies say that the presence of ICE Officers in the Courthouses impedes access to justice and denies due process to defendants and communities. (Brooklyn, NY) – The Association of Legal Aid Attorneys – UAW Read more about Public Defenders and Community Organizations Demand #ICEOUT of the Courts[…]

Brooklyn Legal Aid Attorneys Walk Out Against ICE-NY Courts Collaboration

BROOKLYN, NY-Hundreds of attorneys employed by the Legal Aid Society and Brooklyn Defender Services walked out today after Legal Aid client, Genaro Rojas-Hernandez was detained by Immigration & Customs Enforcement in Brooklyn Criminal Court in collaboration with Court Officers and the Court Administration.  They marched to the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office, demanding that the Office Read more about Brooklyn Legal Aid Attorneys Walk Out Against ICE-NY Courts Collaboration[…]

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[…]