Report: Delivering Cost Effective Legal Services and Information in Challenging Economic Times (New York Courts 2015)

The New York State Courts Access to Justice Program’s 2015 Report, entitled, Delivering Cost Effective Legal Services and Information in Challenging Economic Times was released January 2016 and can be found at http://www.nycourts.gov/ip/nya2j/pdfs/NYA2J_2015report.pdf. The Report provides a brief overview of ATJ programs and resources and describes the cost-effective methods utilized for the delivery of legal services and legal information. The Report contains the highlights of our accomplishments in 2015, including: Volunteer Lawyer For the Day Consumer Debt Program serving 20,000 litigants; new Best Practice Guide for Court Help Centers; new statewide Child Name Change DIY Form program; assistance of over 200,000 litigants by Court Help Centers; improvements to the CourtHelp website; the Law a la Carte limited scope conference; our Advocate Family Offense Petition Program Legal Tech Award; and more.