NYC invests $7.9M in legal aid program for immigrants – 844-292-1318 New York legal aid

The Big Apple just made a big investment in a legal aid program for the city’s immigrant community. As Don Tagala reports, Mayor Bill De Blasio’s new initiative aims to help undocumented immigrants too.
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Anti-Trafficking Legal Aid Society’s Trafficking Victims Advocacy Project.
KATE MOGULESCU, Legal Aid Society New York Anti-Trafficking Network (NYATN).
Violating Human Rights by Criminalising Trafficking Victims/Survivors. Supervising Attorney, Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Defense Practice, New York: Adjunct Professor, City College.

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Anti-Trafficking Legal Aid Society’s Trafficking Victims Advocacy Project.
KATE MOGULESCU, Legal Aid Society New York Anti-Trafficking Network (NYATN).
Violating Human Rights by Criminalising Trafficking Victims/Survivors. Supervising Attorney, Legal Aid Society’s Criminal Defense Practice, New York: Adjunct Professor, City College.

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12/16/14 CAT WATTERS w/  FRANK SERPICO/ BINA AHMED Legal Aid Society

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Bina took part in a march outside of the Brooklyn Criminal court with hundreds of other attorney’s protesting against the racism and blatant corruption and criminalization of poor, black youth.
She’s seen it first hand day in and day out during her job as an attorney young black youth being arrested for non crimes, having their rights violated and imprisoned or the profit of those who’ve hijacked the system.
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Bina Ahmad is a public defender and social justice attorney licensed in New York and D.C., specializing in criminal defense, civil liberties, international human rights and animal law.

During law school, she worked with the New York Civil Liberties Union on the 9/11 civil liberties defense campaign, and Human Rights Watch in the International Justice Division, returning post-graduation to work with the Middle East and North Africa division. She also worked with Al Haq, the oldest Palestinian human rights NGO, in Ramallah, West Bank of Palestine, and Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, advocating an end to unethical animal testing and calling for a plant-based diet.

Post graduation, she worked as the sole staff attorney to the General Counsel of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), worked pro-bono with Farm Sanctuary and My Sister’s Place, was a full time volunteer attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights, focusing on international human rights violations, enforcing international and foreign law domestically, First Amendment law, and civil rights law regarding race discrimination and equal protection. She also recently served as the Legal Program Assistant to Badil Resource Center for Palestinian Residency and Refugee Rights, as a Legal Consultant to the Norwegian Refugee Council’s Occupied Palestinian Territories office, a Legal Consultant to the New York City chapter of the National Lawyer’s Guild, and as a Legal Clerk for the Russell Tribunal on Palestine.

She is an active member of the National Lawyers Guild’s Muslim Defense Project, a founding member of the NLG’s Animal Rights Activism Committee and the New York TUPOCC Chapter (The United People of Color Caucus), and was recently elected as a National Vice President to the NLG’s National Chapter.

Currently, she is a Public Defender with the Legal Aid Society of New York.

FRANK SERPICO,, was born in Brooklyn, New York. When he was eighteen, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and served for two years in Korea. After military service, he worked part-time and attended college, joining the New York City Police Department at the age of twenty-three. His police career has been well-documented in Peter Maas’s best-selling biography and in the Academy Award nominated film, Serpico, in which Al Pacino portrayed him.

Serpico’s career as a plainclothes police detective working in Brooklyn and the Bronx to expose vice racketeering was short-lived, however, because he swam against the tide of corruption that engulfed the NYPD during the late sixties and early seventies. Not only did he consistently refuse to take bribes for “looking the other way,” he risked his own safety to expose those who did. In 1967 he reported to appropriate officials “credible evidence of widespread, systemic police corruption.” It was not until April 1970, however, when the New York Times published an explosive story, that Mayor Lindsay took action and appointed the Knapp Commission to investigate. As a consequence of his testimony before the commission, Serpico was ostracized by his peers and, many believe, ultimately “set up” to be shot during a drug raid in which he was seriously wounded and his fellow officers did not call for assistance.

He resigned from the NYPD and spent the next ten years living abroad, recovering from his wounds, traveling and learning. In the early eighties he settled in New York State.

Serpico continues to speak out against both the weakening of civil liberties and corrupt practices in law enforcement, such as the attempted cover-up following the Amadou Diallo shooting in 1999. He provides support for “individuals who seek truth and justice even in the face of great personal risk.” He calls them “lamp lighters,” a term he prefers to the more common “whistleblowers,” because it evokes memories of the historic ride in which Paul Revere made a great deal of noise and caused the lanterns to be lit.
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11.17.15 DA, NYPD, OCA, Legal Aid Announce Upcoming “Clean Slate” Event – 844-292-1318 New York legal aid

11.17.15 DA, NYPD, OCA, Legal Aid Announce Upcoming

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., the New York Police Department, the Office of Court Administration, and the Legal Aid Society announced “Clean Slate,” an upcoming warrant forgiveness event where New Yorkers with open summons warrants for qualifying crimes can have them cleared from their record, without fear of arrest. Clean Slate will take place this Saturday, November 21, 2015, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Soul Saving Station Church on the corner of West 124th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard. District Attorney Vance was joined at this morning’s announcement in Harlem by Supervising Judge Tamiko A. Amaker, NYPD Deputy Chief Frank Vega, Attorney-in-Charge of the Legal Aid Society’s Manhattan office Irwin Shaw, New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat, New York State Assembly Member Guillermo Linares, and New York City Councilmembers Ydanis Rodriguez, Margaret Chin, and Ben Kallos.

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Skadden Fellows at New York’s Legal Aid Society talk about establishing new public interest law programs for children and undocumented workers. Inspirational young people doing important work. This is an excerpt from a longer film made by The Cyrano Project.
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Equal Justice: the History of The Legal Aid Society – 844-292-1318 New York legal aid

Equal Justice: the History of The Legal Aid Society

http://www.legal-aid.org Equal Justice: the History of The Legal Aid Society, narrated by E.G.Marshall, tells the story of the founding of The Legal Aid Society in 1876 as the first organization in the country to offer free legal services to poor German immigrants. It traces the growth of The Legal Aid Society through the decades as services were extended to all New Yorkers in need of legal services and outlines the support the organization received from prominent figures such as Theodore Roosevelt, first as the New York City Police Commissioner and continued to his years as President of the United States and Charles Evans Hughes, a United States Supreme Court Justice, Governor of New York, and founder and partner of Hughes, Hubbard & Reed LLP. As New York City grew, so too did The Legal Aid Society and the scope of its work to include quality comprehensive representation in three major areas: Civil, Criminal and Juvenile Rights through individual representation and law reform advocacy.
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Morgan Ruthman on the Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York

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CityWide: Legal Aid Society – 844-292-1318 New York legal aid

CityWide: Legal Aid Society

The Legal Aid Society of New York is a private, not-for-profit legal services organization, the oldest and largest in the nation, dedicated since 1876 to providing quality legal representation to low-income New Yorkers. It is dedicated to one simple but powerful belief: that no New Yorker should be denied access to justice because of poverty. The Society handles 300,000 individual cases and matters annually and provides a comprehensive range of legal services in three areas: the Civil, Criminal and Juvenile Rights Practices.

Taped: 01-30-14

The program is hosted by attorney and former City Council member Ken Fisher. CityWide is celebrating its 18th year on CUNY-TV. and throughout this season, CityWide will be discussing big issues impacting the lives of New Yorkers.

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The Legal Aid Society:  Part of the Fabric of New York City