In February, 2018, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore announced the creation of OCA’s Commission on Parental Legal Representation. Per the Notice that can be found at https://www.nycourts.gov/whatsnew/pdf/parentrepresentationcommission-hearingnotice.pdf, the Commission (Hon. Karen Peters, Chair) will convene four public hearings in Sept and Oct., 2018 “to examine the current state of mandated Family Court representation and determine how best to ensure the future delivery of quality, cost-effective parental representation.”
While testimony at the hearings will be by application and invitation, the Commission welcomes as many written submissions as possible BY AUG. 16, 2018 and will shortly also post a short survey. Written submissions, requests to testify and any questions should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.