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Each Government, Law and Policy Journal features peer-written substantive articles with a theme on a current issue of interest to government attorneys. Past themes have included NY Innovative Public Policy; Aging and Longevity; Renewable Energy; Civil Rights and Disabilities Law; Firearms, Public Safety and the Law; The Oversight Function: Guarding the Public Interest; New York State's Budget; Beverage Alcohol Law: Regulation and Policy; Public Authority Reform; Freedom of Information Law; and Climate Change. Edited by Rose Mary K. Bailly, the Government, Law and Policy Journal is published twice per year and is available to Local, State and Government Law Section members free of charge.

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Rural Justice in New York State: Challenges and Recommendations

Editor’s Foreword
Rose Mary K. Bailly

Introduction: Access to Justice in Rural New York
Scott Fein

Behind the Scenery: A Rural New York Portrait
Susan L. Patnode, Julie A. Davies and Lisa A. Frisch

Bridging the Justice Gap in Rural New York
Kristen Wagner

Access to Counsel in Local Courts in Rural New York State

Andrew Davies and Alyssa Clark

The Justice Court: Leveraging Their Local Connections
John Dow

Tribal Courts and Access to Counsel: The Breaking of Gideon’s Promise in Indian Country
Patrick Wood

Tribal Injustice: The Past, Present, and Future of the Violence Against Women Act
Marcella Sgroi

Barriers to Providing Civil Legal Services to Rural Clients: A Case Study, Some Innovations, Some Thoughts, but No Final Answers
Victoria M. Esposito

Securing Safe and Habitable Housing for Low-Income Tenants in Rural New York: The Role of Landlords, Code Enforcement, and Courts
Sujata Ramaiah and David Kagle

Lacking Lawyers: A Rural Business’ Disadvantage
Taier Perlman

Using Technology to Improve Rural Access to Justice
Ray Brescia

Fostering Excellence in the Town and Village Justice Courts
Anthony Galvao

Report of the New York State Permanent Commission on Access to Justice