Friday, December 16, 2011
A large truck with the words “Access to Justice” written on it has been making its way through low-income communities on the outskirts of Brooklyn and the Bronx this week. Its purpose is to bring the courts and free legal services to people who often don’t have access either because of language barriers, physical disabilities or other issues. It’s the first of its kind in the state.
Friday, September 30, 2011
By Mirela Iverac : Reporter, WNYC News
With one in five New Yorkers now living in poverty, the need for civil legal services will increase. Already each year more than 2.3 million of the city’s poor residents navigate the state’s justice system without legal assistance.