How virtual court could be harming defendants (City & State)
City & State, March 17, 2021
How virtual court could be harming defendants
Except for emergency cases pertaining to the absence of heat or hot water, housing courts are remote too. ‘They changed overnight – at least the high-volume courts did – from being a place where we were negotiating in hallways packed with people and the calendars were hundreds long, to now (having) very few cases on a calendar,’ said Sara Wagner, an attorney who works for the Teamsters Local 237 Legal Services Plan and who serves as chair of the housing court committee of the New York City Bar Association.