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[…]

ALAA & Community Groups File Opposition to NYPD Body Worn Camera Policy

The Association of Legal Aid Attorneys – UAW Local 2325 and dozens of other community groups under the banner of Communities United for Police Reform (CPR) filed an amicus brief in Floyd et al. v. City of New York to challenge the NYPD’s newly state Body Worn Camera policy.  While the new policy will mandate that Read more about ALAA & Community Groups File Opposition to NYPD Body Worn Camera Policy[…]

ALAA Urges the New York City Bar Association to Oppose a Constitutional Convention

ALAA President, Deborah Wright, submitted testimony to the New York City Bar Association’s Task Force on the New York State Constitution on Wednesday, urging them to oppose any attempt to open a Constitutional Convention.  “Our current State Constitution is one of the strongest in the nation in terms of protecting New York’s most vulnerable, the constituency Read more about ALAA Urges the New York City Bar Association to Oppose a Constitutional Convention[…]

ALAA Members Testify for the Right to Counsel in Housing Court

  ALAA member Taylor James testified today in favor of the Intro 214, a bill that was introduced by City Council Members Mark Levine and Vanessa Gibson in March of 2014, would provide attorneys for tenants and homeowners at 125% of the poverty line who are facing eviction and foreclosure in Housing Court.  The bill, now Read more about ALAA Members Testify for the Right to Counsel in Housing Court[…]