The impact of legal counsel on outcomes for poor tenants in New York City's housing court: Results of a randomized experiment

@article{Seron2001TheIO,
  title={The impact of legal counsel on outcomes for poor tenants in New York City's housing court: Results of a randomized experiment},
  author={C. Seron and G. G. Ryzin and Martin M. Frankel and Jean Kovath},
  journal={Law & Society Review},
  year={2001},
  volume={35},
  pages={419-434}
}
  • C. Seron, G. G. Ryzin, +1 author Jean Kovath
  • Published 2001
  • Sociology
  • Law & Society Review
  • This article presents results of the first randomized experimental evaluation of a legal assistance program for low-income tenants in New York City's Housing Court. The results demonstrate that the provision of legal counsel produces large differences in outcomes for low-income tenants in housing court, independent of the merits of the case. For example, only 22% of represented tenants had final judgments against them, compared with 51 % of tenants without legal representation. Similarly large… CONTINUE READING
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