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1962

The Juvenile Rights Practice Launches

The Juvenile Rights Division was established concurrently with the Family Court in New York City. The creation of the two entities was the result of a study by Charles Schinitsky, a Legal Aid Society attorney. Schinitsky was the first Attorney-in- Charge of our Juvenile Rights Division, which represented children five years before the U.S. Supreme Court mandated this representation in In re Gault.

A Saks Fifth Avenue Window Display for The Legal Aid Society
A Saks Fifth Avenue Window Display for The Legal Aid Society 1960s, via Worsinger Window Service