Civil pro bono legal services in New York State

On top of the startling news from Missouri, here’s this from New York State. A big, big rah!

Just to highlight, this is in contemplation of coming up with funding for pro bono civil–not criminal, which is already funded although not amply-legal services in New York. When the location and time for the public hearing is announced, anyone who hasn’t been able to afford a lawyer for a civil problem should show up to support this move.

Legal Services Funding to Be Focus of Public Hearing

Joel Stashenko, New York Law Journal

Court administrators plan to hold one public hearing next month into the benefits of significant state funding for civil legal services in New York.

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