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HLA President & C.E.O. Linda Gehron appointed by NYS Chief Judge to Parent Representation Commission

Published on May 23, 2018 7:33 am by HLA in News

Hiscock Legal Aid Society is pleased to announce the appointment of President and C.E.O. Linda Gehron, Esq. to serve on a new Commission on Parental Legal Representation.

This commission will examine the current state of mandated Family Court representation and determine how to ensure the future delivery of quality, cost-effective parental representation.

Ms. Gehron was appointed to this post by the New York State Chief Judge Janet DiFiore.

“I’m honored to be given this opportunity to collaborate with legal scholars, judges and expert practitioners from around New York in continually improving programs that serve our clients,” said Linda Gehron, President and C.E.O. “The Hiscock Legal Aid Society has served thousands of clients in our mandated programs over the years so we have much to contribute, and much to gain, in being a part of these critically important conversations.”

The Commission will be headed by Judge Karen Peters, former Presiding Justice of the Appellate Division, Third Department. The Hon. Karen Peters will work with the Office of Indigent Legal Services – particularly Director of Quality Enhancement, Angela Burton – to build upon the groundwork being done across the State to improve the quality of parental legal representation.