Albany officials take steps to narrow justice gap for low-income residents

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) —  A public hearing will be held to evaluate unmet civil legal services for low-income New Yorkers in the Capital Tuesday.

The hearing will assess the level of resources necessary to meet the needs of low-income residents and will take place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Albany Court of Appeals.

This event is the third of four such hearings being held around New York state this year. Representatives from Albany School of Law and local religious institutions as well clients of local legal services providers will be among those testifying.

After the hearing, the chief judge of the appellate court will take the information they learned to the Legislature to make recommendations to help narrow the justice gap.

 

 

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