The mission of South Brooklyn Legal Services is to seek equal justice for low-income people in Brooklyn by providing a broad range of legal advocacy and information, helping empower poor people to identify and defeat the causes and effects of poverty in their communities. SBLS is a program of Legal Services NYC.
Transgender client's suit against City for discrimination may proceed
A cross-office collaboration between Manhattan Legal Services and South Brooklyn Legal Services has resulted in a tremendous victory on behalf of a transgender client who asserts she was discriminated against by New York City’s Human Resources Administration (“HRA”).
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Elder Law Project and Brooklyn Law School team up to save elderly tenant's apartment
Senior Staff Attorney Jane Landry-Reyes and Brooklyn Law School student Charles Barker won a tremendous victory on behalf of an elderly, mentally ill tenant facing almost certain eviction from her valuable and affordable Rent Stabilized apartment because of the loss of three years worth of her crucial disability-related benefit.
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Our annual benefit
Please join us at our annual fundraiser on November 14, 2013 as we celebrate the work of our advocates and honor our collaborations with Shannon Lowry Nagle from Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP, Sandhya Reju Boyd from Brooklyn Jubilee, Sarah Loomis Cave and Ned H. Bassen from Hughes Hubbard Reed LLP, and Joel A. Blanchet from Kirkland & Ellis, LLP.
The event will be held at Brooklyn Law School at 205 State Street, Brooklyn, NY, from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Please click on the image below for more information and to buy tickets or to make a donation to support our vital work. We look forward to seeing you on November 14!
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HIV unit expands its work to serve low-income LGBT populations
SBLS is pleased to announce the expansion of the HIV unit’s core mission to include providing services to low-income and vulnerable members of Brooklyn’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans* community.
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Profound vindication of rent regulated tenants' rights in Brooklyn building subject to a City vacate order
Karen May Bacdayan and Ed Josephson of our Brooklyn office recently won a significant victory on the issue of a landlord’s duty to repair a building after the city issued a vacate order due to conditions in the building, and simultaneously preserved the affordable tenancies of seven vulnerable, rent regulated tenants.