Organizations and attorneys who represent low-income parents in New York facing the prospect of losing their children in abuse or neglect proceedings told a blue-ribbon panel that there should be more funding for parental representation and caps on the number of those cases that attorneys take on.

But the hearing before members of the Commission on Parental Legal Representation, which Chief Judge Janet DiFiore formed earlier this year, on Thursday at the Appellate Division, First Department, courthouse in Manhattan also showed some differences between institutional, nonprofit providers of legal services and lawyers provided under the state’s Assigned Counsel Plan, known as 18-B attorneys, over the best way to provide legal services to low-income litigants in Family Court.

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