Official: Poor need more civil legal services

By Robert Gavin

The Albany Times Union mentioned that President Greenberg’s participation on the panel of the Chief Judge’s 2019 Hearing on Civil Legal Services in New York State. (may require subscription)

 A top state court official told Chief Judge Janet DiFiore on Monday that more funding is needed to provide civil legal representation for the poor, including relatives caring for the children of opioid-addicted parents.

Grandparents and other relatives of the children have become desperate for attorneys to help them navigate the legal hurdles of the Family Court system, said Edwina G. Mendelson, a deputy chief administrative judge who heads the court system’s Office of Justice Initiatives.

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