Tag Archives: New York

New York Bar Application Pro Bono Requirment Gets Attention

The New York Courts have finalized the bar applicant mandatory pro bono rules.  The National Center for Access to Justice blogs with the details and links here. But the bigger picture news is how much attention this has gotten.  Look … Continue reading

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Telling the Online Forms Story — NY DIY Video

The New York Courts have long been a leader in the creative integration and promotion of online forms and document assembly.  They call them DIY Forms. Here is a great video now up on YouTube. It shows people why the … Continue reading

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Bringing New Lawyers into Pro Bono

It’s a natural match, worth duplicating in most states.  New lawyers, often without jobs, and needing experience and MCLE credits, and litigants desperate for attorney help. Kudos to the NY Courts and Deputy Chief Administrative Judge Fern Fisher, an innovate, … Continue reading

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Foreclosure Slowdown Reported in NYT

Today’s New York Times has an important article on the slowdown in foreclosures. Some of the main points: At current rates it would take 62 years for complete repossession of homes in serious default/foreclosure in NY state.  Data from LPS … Continue reading

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Leadership — Telling Bad News

The Albany Times Union’s Capital Connection Blog has posted NY Chief Judge Lippman’s video to the court staff on the impact of the 6% cuts imposed in the recently finalized state budget. It’s really a model in terms of the … Continue reading

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NewsMaker Interview: CJ Lippman on New York Foreclosure Settlement Representation Project

This blog is proud to present our second NewsMaker Interview, which is with Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman of New York.  It focuses on the recently announced Foreclosure Settlement Representation Project.  C.J. Lippman has long been a national leader in access … Continue reading

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NY Courts Attempt to Provide “Legal Assistance or Representation” at all Initial Foreclosure Settlement Conferences

As NY Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman announced in his State of the Judiciary today, and as the NYT is reporting, the NY courts are taking steps to make sure that there is greater help in foreclosure cases for homeowners.  Please … Continue reading

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New York Courts Document Assembly Innovations — Spanish Instructions and Court Awards

The New York courts are implementing integrating Spanish instructions into their DIY document assembly program.  If users so choose, the online questions appear in Spanish as well as English  and the printed instructions to the litigants also appear in Spanish. … Continue reading

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NYT — Judges Berate Bank Lawyers in Foreclosures — Thoughts on Burden of Pleading, Proof, and on Investigation

Today’s NYT has an article on increasingly judges holding lawyers accountable for the defective foreclosures. Key para (as well as listing of abuses) “More broadly, the courts in New York State, along with Florida, have begun requiring that lawyers in … Continue reading

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