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Latest News in Access to Justice

  • November 14, 2021

    COVID-19's Impact On Businesses Fuels ADA Reform Debate

    As business owners nationwide struggle to weather the pandemic, thousands have been hit with lawsuits alleging failure to comply with the accessibility standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act, prompting renewed calls for reforms to protect inadvertently noncompliant business owners from litigation.

  • November 14, 2021

    Selendy & Gay Leader Helps 400 Girls Flee Afghanistan

    Selendy & Gay co-founder and managing partner Jennifer Selendy helped more than 400 high school girls flee Afghanistan in October after the Taliban retook control of the country as U.S. troops were withdrawing from the region.

  • November 14, 2021

    Military's Handling Of Sex Crimes Failed Victims, Report Finds

    The U.S. armed services failed to consistently assign certified lead investigators and special prosecutors to sexual assault and domestic violence cases for two years, according to a recent watchdog report released at a time when lawmakers are pushing to make significant changes to the military justice system.

  • November 14, 2021

    Competing Bills Seek To Decriminalize Sex Work In NY

    In New York, selling or buying sex is illegal. That might change in the near future. Two separate bills currently making their way through the state Legislature — the Stop the Violence in the Sex Trades Act and the Sex Trade Survivors Justice and Equality Act — aim to decriminalize sex work, although with significant differences.

  • November 12, 2021

    NY Appellate Court Sets New Family Trial, Fees Standards

    A New York state appellate court set new precedents Tuesday with an opinion that is meant to cut down lengthy delays in family court and ensure low-income plaintiffs are provided early relief through attorney fees.

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