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Impact of Expanded Civil Legal Services for Low-Income New Yorkers
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Impact of Expanded Civil Legal Services for Low-Income New Yorkers


When: 05/02/2016
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: 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

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. Vald├ęs, Co-Executive Director, Make the Road New York

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