Officials Cite "Catastrophic Lack' Of Legal Services For Poor
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the state needs a dedicated stream of money to help fill "the catastrophic lack" of legal services for the poor, despite recent judicial efforts and volunteer work by lawyers that have helped.
He noted at a hearing Thursday in Albany that federal funding has dropped sharply and state funding is fragmented.
- from The Associated Press
Saturday, May 25, 2013, Watertown, NY
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