On September 27, 2017, the Permanent Commission convened a Statewide Stakeholder
Meeting at the New York State Judicial Institute in White Plains. The purpose of the meeting was to gather input from additional stakeholders whose knowledge and expertise would help create a plan that will help ensure effective assistance to 100% of those in need of legal services.
Approximately 215 stakeholders from around the State participated. Following opening remarks by the Chief Judge and a plenary session that provided an overview of the strategic planning process, morning breakout sessions allowed for dynamic discussions of the statewide priorities identified by the Working Groups. In the afternoon, these discussions continued, focusing on the elements of the local plan being developed in Suffolk County. The meeting was successfully elicited constructive feedback about the framework and final content of the action plan, as well as energizing stakeholders to participate in implementation.
Input from stakeholders from around the State who are committed to bringing legal and related social services to low- and moderate-income individuals in need, helped lay a firm foundation for the the statewide action plan, including the Suffolk County pilot.
Meeting Agenda and Participants’ List
Morning Breakout Sessions
Afternoon Breakout Sessions