NY Chief Judge calls for counsel in all foreclosure cases

06/03/2013, Court Rule or Initiative, Housing - Discrimination

Judge Lippman created the Task Force on Access to Civil Legal Services, following up on speeches he gave over the course of the year calling for a guarantee of legal representation where basic legal needs are at stake. He also declared a plan to provide counsel in all foreclosure proceedings. In February 2012, the Chief announced the start of a program to provide representation for all foreclosed homeowners entering settlement proceedings.