What We Do
LAC provides legal advice and representation to New York State residents who:
Face employment, housing and other types of discrimination because of a criminal record. We provide a comprehensive range of civil legal services, including obtaining and correcting mistakes on rap sheets, obtaining certificates of rehabilitation, filing employment discrimination complaints, and gathering evidence of rehabilitation. LAC also brings impact litigation to create systemic change.
Face discrimination because of an alcohol/drug history, including participation in methadone maintenance or other medication assisted treatment; and
Have HIV-related legal problems, especially due to discrimination or breach of HIV confidentiality or testing rights. We also help with problems such as health care proxies, living wills, permanency planning, and government benefits.