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On the Town: What to do: Pro bono civil legal service needs exceed resources

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  Volunteer Legal Services Project handles about 1,260 cases per year. However, that only serves about 25 percent of the clients seeking civil legal services in the Rochester area. How do we increase pro bono resources? A panel consisting of ...

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IOLA funds still impacted by slow economy

Low-interest rates and lingering effects of the economic downturn continue to impact the Interest on Lawyer Account funding for civil legal services programs in New York. Awards for 2012 were fairly consistent with those of the previous year, according to ...

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Pro Bono Task Force offers recommendations

Cooperation is key among the many recommendations of a special task force to best increase pro bono involvement by all lawyers to help meet the nation’s civil legal services needs. “This is not something that any one segment of the ...

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Lippman: Judges can’t be lawyers at the same time

Judges feel their position as a neutral arbiter may be compromised when litigants appear before them without legal representation That is one of the challenges the judiciary faces because of a lack of funding for civil legal services for the state’s poor. A panel of three judges ...

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