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WNYC News

Clearing Court Backlog is Next on Mayor's List of Rikers Reforms

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

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Mayor de Blasio hopes to resolve long standing cases and institute better coordination between the city, courts and attorneys to create a smoother process.

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Many Held In NYC Jail Are Never Convicted

Friday, September 20, 2013

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Many people are held in New York City jails for weeks or months before trial who are never ultimately convicted of a crime.

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Bondsmen Pan Bail Overhaul Plan

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

“The professional bail bondsman brings important benefits for society. Changing the effective system of the status quo would be not only a mistake but catastrophic.”

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The Empire

'The Capitol Pressroom' with Susan Arbetter

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Today on "The Capitol Pressroom":

Today we devote our program to the New York State court system.

During his State of the Judiciary address Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman told the assembled audience that the cuts to the court system have “presented undeniable and unprecedented challenges”.

We discuss some of those challenges with the Chief Judge, as well as some other stakeholders including Lisa Frisch, Executive Director of the The Legal Project,

Assembly member Helene Weinstein, Chairperson of the Judiciary Committee,

and Veteran journalist John Caher of the NY Law Journal.

For show archives, please visit The Capitol Bureau's website here.

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Chief Judge: NY Should Send More Teenage Offenders to Family Court

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

New York State's chief judge said the state should no longer try 16- and 17-year olds as adults in criminal courts if they are charged with less serious crimes.

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New Court Rule Drives Down Foreclosures in NYC

Monday, June 13, 2011

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Housing advocates say foreclosure actions have fallen dramatically in New York City, primarily because state courts now require loan servicers and banks to verify the accuracy of their documents in foreclosure cases.

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New York's Chief Justice Pledges to Provide Lawyers for Homeowners in State Address

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The state's chief justice wants to make sure homeowners facing foreclosure can get a lawyer, even if they can't afford one. Chief Justice Jonathan Lippman made his comments during his annual State of the Judiciary speech in Albany on Tuesday.

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Judge Proposes Increase in Civil Legal Aid

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

New York's chief judge is asking the state legislature for a $100 million increase in civil legal services for the poor. It would go towards defending clients in evictions, foreclosures and other debt-related cases.


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