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New York Law Journal, February 15, 2012

Youth Court, DNA Top Lippman’s Agenda

A new “youth court” to deal with non-violent 16- and 17-year-old offenders, and an expanded DNA databank with novel protections against wrongful convictions, highlight Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman’s legislative agenda. Also in the State of the Judiciary address, Judge Lippman.….announced an initiative in conjunction with the New York City Bar and banks to afford distressed homeowners more opportunity to work out loan modifications. Under the initiative, a special court part will be established, with settlement conferences calendared on a specific monthly schedule with each week dedicated to a particular bank’s cases and legal service providers available to assist unrepresented homeowner.

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