Mayor Adams announces new plan to address NYC attorney shortage
New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced a new initiative designed to help junior attorneys in the city.
The new initiative is called the Legal Fellows Program aimed to help those attorneys at law firms across the city in serving New Yorkers through a one-year program in the legal department of a city agency.
It is a multimillion-dollar partnership between the city and major law firms. Mayor Eric Adams also addressed the attorney shortage the city has been facing saying, "This is a major, major investment being made by our law firms. It's an investment into our future."
In addition to the program, the city also plans to identify a broad range of pro bono matters to help further expose junior law firm attorneys to the work of the city.