News Story (New York)
November 15, 2018
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Tags: Civil Right to Counsel, Housing: Eviction
Organizations mentioned/involved: New York City Bar Association, Legal Aid Society (New York City)
When facing unrepresented tenants, attorneys representing landlords often try to end cases before they even begin: they pull tenants from the courtroom into a crowded hallway, present them with a stack of paper, and telling them they can leave court immediately if they sign on the line and agree to a deal offered by their landlord. Sometimes these lawyers will even approach tenants and try to hash out deals without revealing who they work for.