ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman has set hearings to assess the unmet legal needs of low-income New Yorkers in matters like housing, health care access and personal safety.
Lippman, who held similar hearings the past two years, plans to present findings to state lawmakers.
He says that at best, pro bono work, grants and legal aid services are now meeting 20 percent of the chronic need for what are basic essentials.
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, the state's top lawyer, is scheduled to testify during a hearing Thursday at the Court of Appeals in Albany.
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