At noon on March 18, 2021, the National Center for Access to Justice in partnership with the Fordham Law School will host a Mayoral Candidates’ Forum on the civil justice crisis in New York City.

The leading candidates, in the heat of this year’s campaign, will be invited to explain how — as the City’s next Mayor — each intends to respond to the growing wave of evictions, debt collections, family disputes, and other civil legal problems that the pandemic is causing and has exacerbated. These crises are overturning the lives of New Yorkers and expected to increase in number and in harm in the months ahead.

The participating candidates are:  Eric Adams, Shaun Donovan, Kathryn Garcia, Ray McGuire, Carlos Menchaca, Dianne Morales, Scott Stringer, Maya Wiley, and Andrew Yang. The moderator will be Bill Ritter, television news anchor and journalist with WABC TV Channel 7, and ABC News correspondent for 20/20. The event will be streamed on zoom and simulcast on WABC.

Join us at NCAJ and Fordham Law for this important conversation. To receive the zoom link, register at the on-line invitation. To sign up for NCAJ’s periodic news posts on access to justice, subscribe here.

The NCAJ uses data, research, policy analysis and advocacy to expose how the justice system fails to stand up for equal justice and, all too often, functions as a source of oppression. Our work is rooted in the principle that all people should enjoy access to justice — the meaningful opportunity to be heard, secure one’s rights and obtain the law’s protection. We are working to bring rigorous, principled research and analysis to the task of advancing progress toward a fairer justice system, and in so doing, to achieve a better society. Visit

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