NY Times Invites Readers to Respond to Center’s Letter on NY Public Service Requirement

 In connection with New York State’s new public service requirement for individuals trained as lawyers who are seeking admission to the New York bar, the New York Times has invited readers to respond to a letter authored by David Udell, executive director of the National Center for Access to Justice, which describes the potential of … Continue reading

Center Supports Conference at Cardozo Law School on Legal Education and Access to Justice

On May 22, 2012, the Task Force to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services in New York (established by New York’s Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman and chaired by Helaine Barnett) hosted a national conference at Cardozo Law School on the role of law schools in helping to meet the essential civil legal needs of low-income … Continue reading

NV Public Radio Covers Court Interpreter Shortage

Court interpreters make it possible for judges and parties to understand each other.  They are the key to courts doing justice in a community where many people have limited proficiency in English.  In a May 10 Nevada Public Radio story, Nevada Legal Services Attorney Heather Anderson-Fintak described how low-income people struggle to communicate in civil … Continue reading

NY Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman Creates Public Service Requirement as Condition for Admission to the Bar

Cutting through decades of debate about the relative merits of voluntary v. mandatory public service for law students, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman of the Unified New York Court System opted for mandatory, announcing today (May 1, 2012) that, commencing in 2013, admission to the New York State bar will be contingent on an applicant’s completion of … Continue reading

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