Breakfast with New York City’s Public Advocate

The City Bar hosted New York City’s new Public Advocate, Letitia James, for a breakfast with City Bar committee members today. The event, attended by representatives of many of the City Bar’s 61 committees that do policy work at the City level, provided an opportunity for members to hear directly from the Public Advocate about her policy agenda. Ms. James outlined her extensive agenda items, including public housing, homelessness, education reform and recidivism. Attendees were able to ask questions related to their committee work, providing a unique opportunity for an open dialogue on some of the pressing issues facing the City. Of note were discussions about how the Public Advocate’s office could assist in linking constituents up with legal services providers and how best to serve members of the community most in need of legal assistance. Public Advocate