In this morning’s Post-Standard on-line, reporter Sarah Moses has written “State Attorney General Seeks to Shut Down Watertown Law Firm” (http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/05/state_attorney_general_seeks_to_shut_down_watertown_law_firm_that_has_plans_to_o.html#cmpid=nwsltrhead ) Here with my reply to Ms Moses.
You should look at the other side of the story. “‘It is critical that New Yorkers receive strong legal advice from knowledgeable and qualified attorneys,’ Schneiderman said.” Such advice is not available to most of us.
The population of Onondaga County is about 467,000.
“Among all residents, 14.7% had income in the last 12 months that was below the federal poverty level.” http://ongov.net/health/documents/OnondagaCounty2013CommunityHealthAssessment.pdf Therefore, about 30,000 people in Onondaga County cannot afford legal advice. “Knowledgeable and qualified attorneys” do not work for poor people.
“The bottom line is this: poor people, like the slaves of yesteryear, do not get to participate in the freedoms that are supposed to attain to all Americans. The laws exist for people who can afford lawyers, not for us.” https://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com/2014/05/15/below-the-law/
Anne C Woodlen