Two partnerships between the bench and the private bar in which pro bono counsel is provided to low-income, often poorly educated pro se litigants is seen by judges as taking a good deal of terror out of appearing in New York City's Housing and Family courts. Successful pilot programs undertaken in Brooklyn and Manhattan, which continue and are expected to grow, provide anxious and emotion-ridden litigants with free, on-the-spot consultations.
Programs Pairing Lawyers With Litigants Expected to Grow
New York Law Journal
April 18, 2008
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