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Lawyers Union Says DOB Overworks Attorneys With Unwinnable, Trivial Cases

Posted 9/1/21

The union representing city attorneys say that lawyers assigned to the Department of Buildings have been inundated with cases, including numerous ones that are not winnable. 

The Civil Service Bar Association, which has about 1,000 members, says the workload is such that the 30 DOB lawyers often work through their lunch hours to keep up on caseloads. The torrent has left the attorneys minimal time to prepare for those cases that merit attention, the union says. 

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