Stellar Panel Discusses Impact of Expanded Civil Legal Services for Low-Income New Yorkers
FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2016

Adriene Holder, Attorney-in-Charge of the Civil Practice, will be a speaker in an exciting panel discussion on "The Impact of Expanded Civil Legal Services for Low-Income New Yorkers," sponsored by the New York City Bar Association on May 2 at 6:30 p.m.

Debra L. Raskin, President, New York City Bar Association, will serve as the moderator. Speakers in addition to Ms Holder include: Steven Banks, Commissioner, NYC Human Resources Administration; Helaine M. Barnett, Chair, NYS Permanent Commission on Access to Justice; Lynn M. Kelly, Executive Director, City Bar Justice Center; Raun Rasmussen, Executive Director, Legal Services - NYC ; Andrew Scherer, Policy Director, Impact Center for Public Interest Law, New York Law School; and Javier H. Vald├ęs, Co-Executive Director, Make the Road New York.

Over the past few years both New York City and New York State have greatly increased funding for civil legal services for low-income New Yorkers. Retired Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman made access to justice a cornerstone of his time as Chief Judge, and the De Blasio Administration has provided unprecedented funding for legal services as part of its campaign to preserve affordable housing. This event will explore how the recent expansion in civil legal services in New York City will impact low-income New Yorkers, civil legal services providers, the courts and members of the bar in general, including opportunities for new lawyers.