Administrators of New York courts rolled out a new program Thursday to enlist attorneys, many of whom may be more available due to the sour economy, to provide legal advice and expertise to pro se litigants. Lawyers will make themselves available to multiple pro se litigants to help them prepare court paperwork and to advise them on what might happen in court, Chief Administrative Judge Ann Pfau said. She noted that the need for pro se help is particularly acute in cases that reflect the bad economy.
Economy Prompts N.Y. Courts' New Program for Volunteer Attorneys
New York Law Journal
March 30, 2009