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Although I have been out of commission during the past week or so, seeing that it is the holidays, there have in the meanwhile been tragic accidents that have occurred as a result of unsafe products, insufficient warnings, and corporate negligence. Bringing them to your attention, I realize, is in a way Scrooge-like and the antithesis of spreading holiday cheer, but for [...]

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In a recent message, New York County Lawyers Association President Ann Lesk urged that a Civil Gideon law be enacted guaranteeing counsel to all low-income persons facing eviction or foreclosure.
Ms. Lesk should be congratulated for taking this stance.
Presently, a Senior Citizen Right to Counsel Bill is being considered by the New York City Council, which would establish a right [...]

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As a former civil legal aid attorney who focused on eviction defense work, I have a special interest in housing issues. 
Today in The Boston Globe there is an article about a program in Boston that provides housing for senior citizens who were once homeless. Notably, the program, which provides housing to 136 people in 7 complexes, [...]

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