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Doug Lasdon Explains Difficulty In Firing Employees

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  • Date Added : 6/22/2009
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Doug Lasdon

  • Founder, Urban Justice Center
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1956 (Age: 65 years old)
  • Doug Lasdon - Interview - Urban Justice Center
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Biography

Douglas Lasdon founded the Urban Justice Center as a one-person operation in a burned-out building in East Harlem, to provide badly needed legal services to one of New York City's most underserved populations - single, homeless adults. To make his services accessible to his clients, he conducted outreach legal clinics directly in soup kitchens, making us the first organization in the country to use this approach.

Since then, Lasdon has greatly expanded the agency's size, scope, and influence, while still holding fast to its core mission - helping those at the farthest margins of society, both one at a time and collectively. In addition to leading the agency, he continues to represent individual clients and to engage in impact litigation.

Prior to founding the Urban Justice Center, Lasdon was a Fellow and Staff Attorney at Covenant House in New York City. He has been an adjunct faculty member at New York University since 1985, and has also served as a consultant to the World Bank, and as a Wasserstein Fellow at Harvard Law School.

Douglas Lasdon graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and received his law degree from Cornell University Law School.

I should ask those people to leave. I think, mostly, I've solved it by - they leave eventually, but sometimes - and it's very hard because they're often good people. They're often good workers, but it makes running the office hard. It's not easy. Somebody's doing really good work and are likable ...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 15 Doug Lasdon Discusses Academic Background
  • Doug Lasdon - Interview - Urban Justice Center
  • 6/22/2009
  • Doug Lasdon
  • 0 min. 57 sec.
Video 2 of 15 Doug Lasdon Discusses Importance of Reading, Writing And Traveling
  • Doug Lasdon - Interview - Urban Justice Center
  • 6/22/2009
  • Doug Lasdon
  • 1 min. 10 sec.
Video 3 of 15 Doug Lasdon Discusses Appeal Of Law School
  • Doug Lasdon - Interview - Urban Justice Center
  • 6/22/2009
  • Doug Lasdon
  • 0 min. 45 sec.
Video 4 of 15 Doug Lasdon Discusses Launch Of Urban Justice Center
  • Doug Lasdon - Interview - Urban Justice Center
  • 6/22/2009
  • Doug Lasdon
  • 3 min. 51 sec.
Video 5 of 15 Doug Lasdon Shares Importance Of Finding Meaningful Work
  • Doug Lasdon - Interview - Urban Justice Center
  • 6/22/2009
  • Doug Lasdon
  • 2 min. 29 sec.
Video 6 of 15 Doug Lasdon Discusses Purpose Of College
  • Doug Lasdon - Interview - Urban Justice Center
  • 6/22/2009
  • Doug Lasdon
  • 1 min. 28 sec.
Video 7 of 15 Doug Lasdon Discusses Vision And Mission Of Urban Justice Center
  • Doug Lasdon - Interview - Urban Justice Center
  • 6/22/2009
  • Doug Lasdon
  • 3 min. 42 sec.
Video 8 of 15 Doug Lasdon States Importance of Leaders Giving Employees Ability To Make Decisions
  • Doug Lasdon - Interview - Urban Justice Center
  • 6/22/2009
  • Doug Lasdon
  • 1 min. 13 sec.
Video 9 of 15 Doug Lasdon Discusses Misconception About Nonprofits
  • Doug Lasdon - Interview - Urban Justice Center
  • 6/22/2009
  • Doug Lasdon
  • 2 min. 24 sec.
Video 10 of 15 Doug Lasdon Discusses Homeless, The Law, And Society
  • Doug Lasdon - Interview - Urban Justice Center
  • 6/22/2009
  • Doug Lasdon
  • 1 min. 23 sec.
Video 11 of 15 Doug Lasdon Discusses Case That Resulted in Shelter Law Change
  • Doug Lasdon - Interview - Urban Justice Center
  • 6/22/2009
  • Doug Lasdon
  • 1 min. 12 sec.
Video 12 of 15 Doug Lasdon Discusses Entrepreneurship And Decision Making Processes
  • Doug Lasdon - Interview - Urban Justice Center
  • 6/22/2009
  • Doug Lasdon
  • 1 min. 3 sec.
Video 13 of 15 Doug Lasdon Discusses Importance Of Reading, Writing, And Developing The Mind
  • Doug Lasdon - Interview - Urban Justice Center
  • 6/22/2009
  • Doug Lasdon
  • 2 min. 16 sec.
Video 14 of 15 Doug Lasdon Discusses Challenges of Bureaucracy and Managing Difficult People
  • Doug Lasdon - Interview - Urban Justice Center
  • 6/22/2009
  • Doug Lasdon
  • 1 min. 44 sec.
Video 15 of 15 Doug Lasdon Explains Difficulty In Firing Employees
  • Doug Lasdon - Interview - Urban Justice Center
  • 6/22/2009
  • Doug Lasdon
  • 1 min. 35 sec.

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