Seymour W. James, the Attorney-in-Chief of The Legal Aid Society, said he was pleased that the City plans to transform the summons process in hopes of making it more efficient, but he added that he hoped it would encourage broader change.
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Seymour James, Attorney-in-Chief, and Adriene Holder, Attorney-in-Charge of the Civil Practice, testified before the New York City Council Committee on Courts and Legal Services in support of Intro 736 which will establish an office of Civil Justice headed by a coordinator to advise and assist the Mayor with respect to the delivery and implementation of civil legal services to those New Yorkers most in need.
Adriene Holder, the Attorney-in-Charge of The Legal Aid Society’s Civil Practice, will serve as a panelist Thursday (April 16) on Redlining to Segregated Classes- A Dialogue on Civil Legal Advocacy in the Post Racial Era.
The fatal shooting of Walter Scott by a South Carolina police officer has served as a reminder of the Eric Garner death and brought criminal justice reforms to the forefront.
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Peter Moulton granted a NYCHA resident's pro se Article 78 petition, allowing the woman to stay in her late grandmother's New York City apartment.
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