Ken Fisher discusses New York City's Right to Counsel law in The Real Deal. The article explains that New York passed the law in 2017, guaranteeing a lawyer to all low-income tenants facing eviction, and while it has received support from both tenants and landlords some issues still remain. Ken, who primarily represents landlords, said that he appreciates that the law helps tenants understand their rights and expedites the legal process.
"When you have a [pro se] tenant without a lawyer, the judges bend over backwards to make sure that the tenant feels that they've been treated fairly, even if they don't like the outcome, which is time-consuming," Ken said, "particularly when you're dealing with the immigrant population."
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