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SCBA Receives ABA's Harrison Tweed Award - 2018
Nominated by the Nassau/Suffolk Law Services and awarded for sustaining the Suffolk Pro Bono Project with the goal of increasing the availability of civil legal services to Suffolk County's lower income and disabled population in a variety of practice areas.
Commission on Parental Legal Representation Testimony
The attached memorandum exhibits the oral testimony submitted recently to the Commission on Parental Legal Representation by President Elect Lynn Poster-Zimmerman. Her oral testimonhy focused on raising the rate of pay for 18-b counsel, establishing caseload maximums for 18-b counsel in Family Court proceedings, enacting a system to assign counsel to 18-b litigants prior to an Article 10 child protective/neglect petition being filed in Family Court; and establishing proper incoming eligibility criteria for litigants seeking publicly-funded counsel in Family Court proceedings. Click here for memorandum