If you were released on bail in New York City between October 4, 2014 and October 21, 2022 you may be eligible to receive $3,500 as part of a class action settlement.

For more information, including how to apply, follow this link: NYCBailSettlement.com Applications must be received by June 6, 2023. 

CAL in The courts

A look at our clients and their successes

AD1 reduces client's excessive sentence

AD1 reduced MH’s sentence for second-degree robbery from 10 to eight years’ incarceration, agreeing with CAL’s argument that the sentence was excessive. Shaina Watrous represented MH on appeal.

AD1 reduces CAL client's persistent violent felony offender sentence to the minimum

Accepting CAL's arguments that only the minimum sentence was warranted for HK's participation in a second-degree robbery, AD1 reduced his sentence from 20 years' to life to 16. Abigail Everett represented HK.

CAL gains immediate release for Domestic Violence Survivor

On Feb. 23, 2023, RS was resentenced under the Domestic Violence Survivors Justice Act to a term of 5 years’ incarceration plus 5 years’ post-release supervision, making him eligible for immediate release after serving nearly 11 years of an original 20-year sentence. The District Attorney’s office, after extensive review, determined that such a sentence would be fair, given the substantial trauma Mr. S had experienced from family members and intimate partners, and the court then imposed the DVSJA-range sentence. RS was represented by CAL attorney Kate Skolnick and a team at Brooklyn Law School’s Criminal Defense and Advocacy Clinic helmed by Elizabeth Isaacs.