The Legal Aid Society, and the law firm of White & Case have filed an Order To Show Cause asking Federal Court Judge George B. Daniels to force the City of New York to permanently remove cameras that are installed in the arraignment interview area of the new Staten Island Courthouse. The Order also seeks a Preliminary Injunction to remove the cameras while the case is pending and a Temporary Restraining Order to enjoin the City from operating the cameras (i.e., turning them off) while the Preliminary Injunction application is pending.
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The Legal Aid Society issued a statement praising Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman’s bail reforms announced this morning.
Politico New York magazine carries an excellent article on the need for new discovery laws.
Adriene Holder, the Attorney-in-Charge of the Civil Practice, discussed homelessness in New York City as the First Word on NY1's The Call.
The Commission to Access Civil Legal Services held the First Department hearings today at which Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman heard testimony about the drastic need to increase resources for civil legal representation for low-income New Yorkers.
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