Attorney-in-Chief Testifies Before the State Senate and Assembly

Steven Banks, the Attorney-in-Chief, testified before the State Senate Finance Committee and the State Assembly Committee on Ways and Means on the impact of proposed State Executive Budget funding levels for civil legal services, criminal defense and indigent parolee defense. He also spoke of the needs in the Juvenile Rights Practice, which is funded by the Office of Court Administration. During the past year, The Legal Aid Society provided civil, criminal and juvenile rights legal services in some 295,000 cases for low income families and individuals in all five boroughs of New York City.