City Bar President Applauds Increase in Civil Legal Services Funding in Judiciary Budget

The City Bar applauds Chief Judge Lippman and Chief Administrative Judge Prudenti for increasing civil legal services funding by $15 million in the 2013-14 Judiciary Budget released today. The 60% increase from $25 to $40 million will provide vitally needed services to the victims of Hurricane Sandy and the millions of other New Yorkers who cannot afford legal services to address their basic human needs. This continues Judge Lippman’s tremendous leadership in seeking true access to justice in New York. –Carey R. Dunne, President, New York City Bar Association