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Judge Lippman to address civil legal services

Judge Jonathan Lippman

Judge Jonathan Lippman

New York State Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman will conduct four public hearings to assess the extent and nature of unmet civil legal services for low-income New Yorkers.

The findings of these hearings will inform recommendations to the Legislature and the Executive about the level of public resources necessary to meet those needs.

Judge Lippman will hold one hearing in each of the four Appellate Division departments together with the presiding justice of that department, Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau, and President of the New York State Bar Association, Stephen P. Younger.

Hearings will take at the Appellate Division, Fourth Department from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 29.

The hearing panel will consider both oral testimony and written submissions. Those interested in testifying at a hearing must request an invitation in advance of the hearing at which they propose to testify.

For information on how to request an invitation to testify or how to make a written submission and for all applicable deadlines, visit The Task Force to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services in New York web site at and click on the link “Notice of Chief Judge’s Hearings.”