Right to counsel law

As the number of eviction cases rises, a shortage of attorneys is forcing an increasing number of tenants to move forward with legal representation under a city program meant to keep New Yorkers in their homes.
A city program that provides free legal services for low-income New Yorkers is struggling with a shortage of lawyers as a slate of eviction cases moves forward more than two months after a statewide moratorium was lifted.
The news comes on the same day of a City Council hearing on two new bills that would expand the so-called "Right to Counsel" law.
The Worst Evictors NYC website shows a concentration of evictions in central Brooklyn, East Harlem, and the South Bronx.
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