Legal Aid's Top Attorney Seeks Additional Funding From New York State to Meet the Needs of Poor New Yorkers
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2007
Steven Banks, the Attorney-in-Chief of The Legal Aid Society, meets with reporters.

Steven Banks, the Attorney-in-Chief of The Legal Aid Society, urged state legislators to provide additional and adequate funding for the Society's essential legal services for clients in New York City in the Criminal, Civil and Juvenile Rights Practices. Banks testified before the New York State Senate Finance Committee and the New York State Assembly Committee on Ways and Means on February 14 on the 2007-2008 Executive Budget.

The Society annually provides civil, criminal and juvenile rights legal services to low-income families and individuals in all five boroughs of New York City in some 275,000 cases. State funding supports the Society's legal assistance in the areas of civil legal services, criminal defense, indigent parolee defense and juvenile rights.