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NCJ Number: 10887 Find in a Library
Title: LEGAL REPRESENTATION OF INDIGENTS IN THE FAMILY COURT WITHIN THE CITY OF NEW YORK - REPORT
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: New York Supreme Court
Appellate Division
United States of America
Date Published: 1973
Page Count: 59
Sponsoring Agency: New York Supreme Court
New York, NY 10007
Publication Number: U
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: ROLE AND FUNCTION OF THE FAMILY COURT, QUALITY OF REPRESENTATION, AND METHOD OF SERVICE DELIVERY, INCLUDING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR REFORM.
Abstract: THE QUALITY AND DELIVERY OF SERVICES TO INDIGENTS IS AFFECTED BY NON-EXISTENT, OR INEFFECTIVE AUXILIARY SERVICES AND THE DELAY IN COURT PROCEEDINGS. RECOMMENDATIONS IN THIS REPORT CONCERN COURT REFORM, LEGAL REPRESENTATION, LAW GUARDIANS, COURT APPOINTED PANELS, AND THE OFFICE OF THE CORPORATION COUNSEL. GENERAL SUGGESTIONS INCLUDE THE EXTENSION OF FAMILY COURT OPERATIONS TO SATURDAYS AND AFTER-WORK HOURS, THE TRANSLATION OF SUMMONS INTO AN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE, AND THE PROVISION OF CHILD CARE FACILITIES FOR CHILDREN WHO ACCOMPANY THEIR PARENTS TO FAMILY COURT PROCEEDINGS. (AUTHOR ABSTRACT MODIFIED)
Index Term(s): Court appointed counsel; Court delays; Family courts; Indigents; Legal Aid Society; Management
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