NY Chief Judge to Unveil Step to Close Justice Gap

NEW YORK (AP) -

New York’s chief judge plans to announce another step in efforts to close the “enormous access-to-justice gap” afflicting the poor who need legal help. Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman plans to discuss it Monday at New York University School of Law. He put $55 million in this year’s judiciary budget to support legal services. Existing regulations require 50 hours of pro bono service as a condition for getting a New York law license.