NYLPI AND NY LEGAL SERVICES COALITION THANK GOVERNOR HOCHUL FOR RESCINDING PROPOSED ‘SWEEP’ OF IOLA FUNDS EARMARKED TO HELP LOW-INCOME NEW YORKERS ACCESS JUSTICE

February 16, 2024

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A glaring sun sets over the New York City skyline.

Thanks to the efforts of members of the New York Legal Services Coalition and many New York lawyers voicing their concerns, Governor Kathy Hochul removed the proposed raid on the IOLA Fund in her 30-day amendments.

“New York Lawyers for the Public Interest thanks Governor Hochul for restoring the IOLA funds held in trust to support civil legal services for New Yorkers in need. We are proud that the legal community spoke in one voice about the critical and permanent role of the IOLA Fund in closing the justice gap.” – Executive Director McGregor Smyth, NYLPI

Read the full press release here.

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