A Plea for Legal Representation

By Rebecca Carballo

The Albany Times Union reported on NYSBA’s lobbying efforts to have Gov. Cuomo enact a system to provide lawyers to immigrants who could not otherwise afford one. Committee on Immigration Representation Co-Chair Camille Mackler was interviewed. (may require subscription)

The New York State Bar Association wants New York state to take the lead in providing legal counsel to low-income people in immigration court.

This summer, the group wrote a resolution urging Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to enact system to provide lawyers to immigrants who could otherwise not afford one. Still, some in the legal community have reservations.

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