The Legal Action Center is the only non-profit law and policy organization in the United States whose sole mission is to fight discrimination against people with histories of addiction, HIV/AIDS, or criminal records, and to advocate for sound public policies in these areas.

Upcoming Events

Immigrants Living with HIV: Pathways to Employment & Health Care

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015

Legal Action Center, Empire Justice Center and the AIDS Institute are pleased to present this free 90-minute webinar. This informative webinar will cover how health and social service providers can help immigrant clients obtain work authorizations, adjust their immigration status, and access health care coverage.

Overcoming Employment & Housing Barriers for People with Criminal Records

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015

This 2-hour training explains how New Yorkers with criminal records can improve their chances of finding employment and housing despite the barriers having a criminal record might pose.

Legal Issues for an Aging HIV-Population

Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015

As people with HIV live into their 60s and beyond, new legal issues emerge. This training will cover some of the legal issues that older New Yorkers with HIV face.

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News and Highlights

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Federal Court Denies Motion to Dismiss LAC’s FCRA Class Action Lawsuit

New York, NY—On January 27, 2015, a federal court in New York ruled in favor of LAC’s client, Kevin A. Jones, by declining to dismiss Mr. Jones’ class action lawsuit against Halstead Management Company, LLC and other related companies for illegal criminal background screening practices that cost Mr. Jones a job as a doorman.


LAC Welcomes Governor Cuomo’s 2015 Budget Proposals

NEW YORK, NY—January 28, 2015 –The Legal Action Center (LAC) today applauded Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposals to raise the age of criminal responsibility, improve linkages between the criminal justice and health care systems, and increase investment in addiction prevention, treatment and recovery, as well as other other reforms included in his 2015 budget.

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LAC Congratulates Tracie Gardner on her Appointment as the State’s Assistant Secretary of Health

The Legal Action Center bids the fondest of farewells to our wonderful Co-Director of Policy Tracie M. Gardner, who was just appointed by Governor Andrew Cuomo to be Assistant Secretary of Health.

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