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Equal Protection Denied in New York to Some Family Law Litigants in Supreme Court: An Assigned Counsel Dilemma for the Courts

By Robert M. Elardo


This Article addresses the concerns over the differences in the right to counsel in family law cases depending on the venue. In New York, persons in family court proceedings have a constitutional right to counsel. Yet the same matter, if heard in the New York Supreme Court, does not afford such a right. This Article advocates the correction of this perceived oversight in the law so that all parties in these important proceedings can receive fair representation

Topics: Law, Other Law
Publisher: FLASH: The Fordham Law Archive of Scholarship and History
Year: 2002
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