Legal Aid News Feed

Legal Aid Society questions NYPD’s criteria for classifying people as gang members
Legal Aid Society questions NYPD’s criteria for classifying people as gang membersThe NYPD's gang database includes too many minority men whose only crime is having tattoos, living in high-crime neighborhoods or knowing someone with a criminal record, public defenders and activists said Wednesday. The criticism was voiced outside 1 ...read more
Source: New York Daily News
Published on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:47:00 GMT
Domestic violence victims still waiting for legal aid reform, says Labour
Domestic violence victims still waiting for legal aid reform, says LabourThousands of victims of domestic violence are still being denied access to justice eight months after the government promised to make it easier for them to obtain legal aid, Labour has said. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said in February that it would ...read more
Source: The Guardian
Published on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:00:00 GMT
Legal Aid Attorney-in-Chief Seymour James Announces 2018 Retirement
Legal Aid Attorney-in-Chief Seymour James Announces 2018 RetirementSeymour James, the Legal Aid Society's attorney-in-charge, announced Tuesday in an internal email that he will depart as head of the nation’s largest legal services organization in 2018. “After 43 enriching and rewarding years, I will be retiring from ...read more
Source: New York Law Journal
Published on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:48:00 GMT
Legal Aid Justice Center Study Shows Rise in School Suspensions
Legal Aid Justice Center Study Shows Rise in School SuspensionsA study by the Legal Aid Justice Center (LAJC) shows that more students are being suspended in schools across Virginia. According to the report, more than 131,000 out-of-school suspensions were given out across the state during the 2015-2016 school year.read more
Source: NBC 29 News
Published on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:29:00 GMT
State Bar Association sets up legal aid hotlines for fire victims
State Bar Association sets up legal aid hotlines for fire victimsOAKLAND, Calif. (BCN) - The California State Bar Association has set up a hotline to provide legal aid to fire victims. Private and public legal attorneys will guide fire victims through legal issues that include landlord and tenant disputes, life, medical ...read more
Source: KTVU Station
Published on Wed, 18 Oct 2017 14:11:00 GMT
Yorkshire Ripper has received £42,000 in taxpayer-funded legal aid for human rights and mental health cases since he was jailed 36 years ago
Yorkshire Ripper has received £42,000 in taxpayer-funded legal aid for human rights and mental health cases since he was jailed 36 years agoThe Yorkshire Ripper has been given more than £42,000 in legal aid since he was put behind bars. Peter Sutcliffe, who butchered 13 women and tried to kill seven others, was gifted the taxpayers' money to fund a number of criminal and civil cases.read more
Source: Daily Mail
Published on Tue, 10 Oct 2017 08:38:00 GMT
Organization formed to provide legal aid to pvt vehicle owners
Organization formed to provide legal aid to pvt vehicle ownersThiruvananthapuram: In a first-of-its-kind, an organization has been formed to impart legal aid to private vehicle owners regarding accident claims and court cases. The Private Vehicle Owners Association of Kerala (PIVOAK) with its headquarters at Okkal in ...read more
Source: Times of India
Published on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:16:00 GMT
Alberta Justice officials say people have wrong idea about legal-aid fee
Alberta Justice officials say people have wrong idea about legal-aid feeAlberta Justice officials say an up-front fee for legal-aid clients has safeguards to ensure the poor get access to a lawyer and has been misunderstood. David Peace told a legislature committee Wednesday that Legal Aid Alberta announced last month it would ...read more
Source: CBC
Published on Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:56:00 GMT
Virginia Legal Aid Society closing LawLine through Oct. 29 for upgrades
Virginia Legal Aid Society closing LawLine through Oct. 29 for upgradesThe Virginia Legal Aid Society’s LawLine will be closed for upgrades Oct. 18 through Oct. 29. The service will resume Oct. 30. VLAS is upgrading LawLine to introduce texting, allowing staff to remind clients of appointments, court appearances and ...read more
Source: The News & Advance
Published on Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:39:00 GMT