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"The performance of many lawyers who represent immigrants facing
deportation in New York has long been considered mediocre. But in a new
report that seeks to measure the extent of the problem, immigration
judges themselves step forward and offer a scathing assessment of much
of the lawyering they have witnessed in their courtrooms. Immigrants received “inadequate” legal assistance in 33 percent of the
cases between mid-2010 and mid-2011 and “grossly inadequate” assistance
in 14 percent of the cases, the judges said. They gave private lawyers
the lowest grades, while generally awarding higher marks to pro bono
counsel and those from nonprofit organizations and law school clinics. The study was conducted by a group of lawyers and researchers under the
auspices of Robert A. Katzmann, a federal appellate judge in New York
City." - New York Times, Dec. 19, 2011.