This article will focus on the judiciary reforms and access to justice—starting with reforms to the structure of the Unified Court System and discussing other ways that a constitutional convention might serve to improve the operation of the courts. The article will then explore the state’s deficiency in providing its low-income citizens access to justice in civil matters relating to housing, family safety and security, and subsistence income, and how a convention can highlight these issues.
Recommended CitationJonathan Lippman, The Road to a Constitutional Convention: Reforming the New York State Unified Court System and Expanding Access to Civil Justice, 38 Pace L. Rev. 57 (2017)
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