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OCA Contracts Fund Bar Groups’ Efforts to Recruit Volunteers

OCA Contracts Fund Bar Groups’ Efforts to Recruit Volunteers

“ The New York City Bar began a pilot program in 2008 with a court grant to represent tenants facing evictions in Manhattan Housing Court . Earlier this month, OCA awarded a new contract to CUNY Law to run the program. During the 18 months that the program was run by the City Bar Justice Center , 106 volunteers represented 250 clients, according to statistics provided by OCA. Volunteers have settled about 90 percent of the cases they handled. ”

New York Law Journal
April 21 st, 2010