Jacob Gershman

Journalist (New York)
Wall Street Journal legal affairs reporter. Law Blog lead writer.

Links: @jacobgershman | Link to bio | (Current as of: September 29, 2015)


News Story

New York Mayor Says Right to Counsel in Civil Cases is a Good Idea but Requires Federal Help

Jacob Gershman
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
September 29, 2015
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he can see a day not too far away when indigent defendants have a legal right to a lawyer in civil cases.

Blog Post

Judge Rules in Favor of Transgender Inmate Who Alleged Harassment

Jacob Gershman
Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
September 25, 2015
An administrative judge ruled that a Maryland prison’s treatment of a transgender inmate violated federal regulations, ruling that she deserved compensation as a result.

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