The CUNY School of Law Class of 2021 officially embarked on their journey toward a career in public interest law when classes began Wednesday. First-year students and a crop of talented new professors face a challenging and exciting mission.Read more
A federal judge issued a stay of deportation for Edisson Barros, a Maspeth taxi driver and father of two, just hours before he was scheduled to be deported, according to Telemundo and attorneys from Legal Aid.
Edisson Barros, an undocumented immigrant from Ecuador, was detained inside Hudson Correctional Facility in Kearny, NJ and was first scheduled to be deported more than a week ago, but he was instead transferred to a jail in Louisiana to await the final decision.Read more
Frequent raids on immigrant communities and deaths in immigration detention centers, the call to “Abolish ICE” has gained momentum nationwide.
In part, the movement is informed by the situations in state courthouses, where the presence of U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents can instill fear in noncitizens and discourage them from seeking legal services they are entitled to or even notifying the police when they are in danger.Read more
Next month, a mobile legal center will pull up to Rockaway Beach Boulevard and provide free legal assistance to peninsula residents. It one of the latest Queens stops for the innovative van.Read more
He’s in deep Shih Tzu.
A Woodside man has been hit with an aggravated cruelty to animals charge after allegedly killing his girlfriend’s Shih Tzu last month.
A man from Queens was indicted today on sex trafficking charges after allegedly forcing a teenage girl into prostitution.
Tyquan Henderson, a 21-year-old from Jamaica, Queens, faces several charges including sex trafficking, promoting prostitution, and rape after he allegedly forced a 15-year-old girl to perform sex work and to have sex with him under threat of violence.Read more
At St. John’s University School of Law “diversity and inclusion” is more than a new CLE requirement, it’s a key part of the school’s mission to uplift young people of color who are interested in becoming attorneys.
St. John’s champions that work through the Ronald H. Brown Center for Civil Rights and the Ron Brown Prep Program, an eight-week summer program designed to introduce college students from marginalized groups to the legal community, prepare them for the LSAT exam and help them overcome discrimination and other obstacles.Read more
For Hon. Jodi Orlow, the Brandeis Association of Queens County runs in the family.
“My dad was a member of Brandeis since the beginning and when I was in law school, he dragged me to the meetings,” Orlow, a Supreme Court Justice, told the Eagle. “I grew up in it.”
Though Orlow had little choice but to join the bar association she now chairs, she quickly learned to value the organization and the opportunities it provides lawyers in and around Queens.Read more
A stunning bail system failure helped initiate a slate of jail reform bills signed into law Tuesday — though they came a few years too late for one Rikers detainee.
The new laws, introduced by District 24 Council Member Rory Lancman, will require bail bond agents to be more transparent when it comes to seeking compensation and filing complaints and will force each bail bondsman to display a consumer bill of rights inside their shops.Read more
Rashida Chowdhury is charged with allegedly throwing her newborn baby out of a fourth-floor window in 2015. She told police she believed that the baby had become possessed by an evil spirit, Times Ledger reported.Read more