NCLEJ Assured Due Process in Welfare Hearings in New York

We and our colleagues successfully challenged New York State’s practice of depriving welfare recipients of the right to review evidence, call witnesses, and present documents in the course of appealing a negative decisions. Our 2005 landmark class action settlement ensures that recipients receive the fundamental right to due process in welfare hearings. We worked with the Legal Aid Society, New York Legal Assistance Group, Urban Justice Center, and Dewey Ballantine LLP. (Meachem v. Wing)