N.Y. State Bar Report: Crisis in Immigrant Legal Representation

N.Y. State Bar Report: Crisis in Immigrant Legal Representation

"The New York State Bar Association today issued a report that spotlights a crisis in the quality and availability of legal representation of immigrants in New York and makes recommendations for improvement, including written standards for immigration representation.   The report of the Special Committee on Immigration Representation cites a “dire” shortage of attorneys qualified in immigration issues, insufficient safeguards to protect immigrants from unauthorized or unqualified practitioners, and the need for more educational programs and pro bono participation to assist low-income immigrants." - NYSBA, June 26, 2012.