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News and Events

    Friday, 24 October 2014

     October 24, 2014, New York, NY— Last night, Legal Services NYC honored more than 600 volunteers at an event generously hosted by WilmerHale. At the event, LSNYC premiered a short video highlighting several top honorees. The video is available on youtube. (Above: LSNYC Executive Director Raun Rasmussen with honorees Rossalyn Quaye and Shira Rosenblatt of Consolidated Edison Company of New York.)

    Wednesday, 08 October 2014

    Wednesday, October 8, 2014, New York, NY—LSNYC Executive Director Raun Rasmussen and Rossalyn Quaye of Consolidated Edison Company of New York (Con Edison) joined Congressman Jerry Nadler (NY-10th), CBS Vice Chair Shari Redstone, New York University School of Law Dean Trevor Morrison, Cardozo Law School Dean Matthew Diller, and CUNY School of Law Dean Michelle Anderson to discuss ways to increase pro bono services and access to justice in our communities on October 7th.

    Wednesday, 01 October 2014

    October 1, 2014, New York, NY—Today's New York Law Journal features an OpEd by Legal Services NYC Executive Director Raun Rasmussen, marking the 40th Anniversary of the Legal Services Corporation.

    Wednesday, 24 September 2014

    Fund knew that neither spouse could speak or read English when it directed them to sign away right to survivor benefits

    September 24, 2014, New York, NY— A non-English speaking widow today filed a federal lawsuit against the New York Hotel Trades Council and Hotel Association of New York City, Inc. Pension Fund, challenging the wrongful denial of her application for a survivor annuity following her husband’s untimely death. The Plaintiff is represented by Legal Services NYC’s Brooklyn Program and Legal Services NYC’s Equal Rights Initiative.

    Thursday, 18 September 2014

    Residents Claim Goldfarb Properties Is Forcing Them Out of Rent-Stabilized Apartments

    September 18, 2014, New York, NY— Public Advocate Letitia James and four individuals represented by Legal Services NYC-Bronx have filed a federal lawsuit alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Housing Act, and New York State and City anti-discrimination laws in connection with planned elevator outages in four buildings owned by Goldfarb Properties in the Bronx.