Legal counsel for the poor
10:35 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Courts make case for more civil legal aid

Testimony at NY appellate court hearing on expanding civil legal aid to the poor
Testimony at NY appellate court hearing on expanding civil legal aid to the poor
Credit Charles Lane

New York’s top judge is holding hearings this week on the benefit of providing civil legal services to the poor.  A US Supreme Court case guaranteed legal counsel to people accused of crimes, but that same right is not given to people going through civil court.  New York courts are trying to change that.