Impact of Expanded Civil Legal Services for Low-Income New Yorkers
05/02/2016 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
New York City Bar 42 West 44th Street New York, New York United States
Program Fee: Free
Sponsoring Association Committees: Social Welfare Law Committee, Peter Kempner, Chair; Pro Bono and Legal Services Committee, Alison McKinnell King, Chair
Description: Over the past few years both New York City and New York State have greatly increased funding for civil legal services for low-income New Yorkers. Retired Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman made access to justice a cornerstone of his time as Chief Judge, and the De Blasio Administration has provided unprecedented funding for legal services as part of its campaign to preserve affordable housing. This event will explore how the recent expansion in civil legal services in New York City will impact low-income New Yorkers, civil legal services providers, the courts and members of the bar in general, including opportunities for new lawyers.
Moderator: Debra L. Raskin, President, New York City Bar Association
Speakers: Steven Banks, Commissioner, NYC Human Resources Administration Helaine M. Barnett, Chair, NYS Permanent Commission on Access to Justice Adrienne Holder, Attorney-in-Charge, Legal Aid Society Civil Practice Lynn M. Kelly, Executive Director, City Bar Justice Center Raun Rasmussen, Executive Director, Legal Services - NYC Andrew Scherer, New York Law School Javier H. Valdés, Co-Executive Director, Make the Road New York