NY Court System Calls for Reform in 2012 Report of Task Force to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services in New York

The Unified New York Court System has just published its 2012 Report of the Task Force to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services in New York.  This year’s Report describes the continuing crisis for access to justice in the New York courts, before turning to its recommendations, where among other things it: Recommends a commitment … Continue reading

Executive Director Will Speak on New York’s 50 Hours Pro Bono Requirement and on National Civil Right to Counsel Movement at Charlotte Law School’s Civil Gideon Conference on October 23 & 24, 2012

In May 2012, New York established a new rule requiring the performance of 50 hours of pro bono as a condition of admission to the New York Bar.  The rule has become the subject of intense national interest as law students in many states consider the effects of its requirement should they choose to practice … Continue reading

Center Deputy Director Laura Abel to Speak on Language Access in the NY Courts at Long Island Language Advocates Coalition Conference

On November 9, 2012, the Long Island Language Advocates Coalition (LILAC) will hold its first conference, “Everyone’s Talking About It:  Raising Awareness About Language Access for a Better Long Island.”  At the conference, National Center for Access to Justice Deputy Director Laura Abel will participate in a panel on “Justice in the Courts.”  Laura will … Continue reading

Executive Director of Center Will Speak on Law Student Pro Bono and Access to Justice at Equal Justice Works Conference & Career Fair on October 26, 2012

With American courts flooded by unrepresented litigants, civil legal services programs facing sharp cuts in funding, and law schools facing criticism for failing to offer sufficient “experiential learning” opportunities through which students can gain practical skills, the National Center for Access to Justice is helping to advance a national conversation about how to increase the … Continue reading

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