The Chief Leader: Public Defenders, Court-Officers Union Seek Delay in Courts’ Reopenings

“In this way, the Plan discriminates against people with disabilities who need sufficient notice to seek and receive accommodations or modifications prior to an appearance in order to obtain equal access to the court,” according to the lawsuit.

In its filing, The Legal Aid Society, Brooklyn Defender Services, The Bronx Defenders, New York County Defender Services, The Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem and the Queens Defenders, said the OCA and Chief Administrative Judge Lawrence K. Marks violated the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in programs overseen by Federal agencies.”

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