The Legal Aid Society Participates in Talking Transition, Sharing Expertise On Subjects Affecting New Yorkers
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2013
Judith Goldiner, Attorney-in-Charge of The Legal Aid Society's Civil Law Reform Unit, addresses Talking Transition audience about affordable housing. Robert Desir and Lucy Newman, Legal Aid Staff Attorneys in the Unit, appeared in a video on affordable housing along with photographs of Legal Aid clients.

Legal Aid Society staff experts are participating in the Talking Transition process, including Judith Goldiner, Attorney-in-Charge of Legal Aid's Civil Law Reform Unit, and Kimberly Forte, Supervising Attorney of Legal Aid's LGBT Law and Policy Initiative.

Convened on November 7th by ten foundations with deep ties to New York, Talking Transition aims to pioneer New York City’s first “open” transition by engaging New Yorkers on the issues and concerns that matter most to them.

On the final day, Saturday, November 23rd, Talking Transition will hold a Town Meeting for hundreds of New Yorkers to weigh in on the specifics of three important issues facing the new administration that are emerging from the Talking Transition survey: housing affordability, police-community relations, and building a quality public school education.

Steven Banks, The Legal Aid Society's Attorney-in-Chief, reported that "the Society has provided a comprehensive range of suggested reforms to the Mayor-elect's transition process on behalf of the low-income New Yorkers in all five boroughs we represent in criminal justice, civil, and juvenile rights legal matters."