In 2017, New York City became the first jurisdiction in the country to guarantee a right to counsel for poor people facing eviction. To achieve this result, community leaders, organizers, tenants, and lawyers strategized and worked together. Join our guests Debora Aquino of Housing Court Answers (formerly City-Wide Task Force on Housing Court), Susanna Blankley of The Right to Counsel NYC Coalition, Fitzroy Christian of Community Action for Safe Apartments, and our very own Ami Shah '15, Staff Attorney at Legal Services NYC, for a look at how this happened, the enormous impact, and what it means to be a community lawyer.
Hosted by SJI. Non-pizza lunch will be served. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options will be available. If you have further dietary restrictions, email Diana Pedi at [email protected] at least two business days prior to the event, and we will do our best to accommodate them.