The Potential of Pre-Petition Counsel with Jey Rajaraman
Last month, the Biden administration proposed a new rule that would permit the use of federal funding to support attorneys for tribal governments, relatives and other kin, and parents and children at risk of experiencing a family separation.
Jey Rajaraman, associate director of litigation, children and the law for the American Bar Association, spent 16 years leading parent counsel in New Jersey, helping to develop one of the nation’s first “pre-petition” programs. She joined the podcast to discuss what the new proposed rule means and the potential of earlier provision of legal counsel for families.
Jey Rajaraman has over 18 years of experience and commitment to promoting access to justice for families and children. Most recently she served as a management consultant at the newly created Family Integrity and Justice Works at Public Knowledge. She was chief counsel of the Family Representation Project at Legal Services of New Jersey and before that worked in the Office of the Public Defender.
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