By Charles F. Otey. Esq.
Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Past BBA public forums have involved such timely issues as laws dealing with condominiums and co-ops and advice on why and how to file for bankruptcy. One reader suggested that our political figures, such as Borough President Eric Adams, Assemblymembers Joan Millman and Joe Lentol, and Councilman Steve Levin, would serve their constituents well by directing them to these public forums.
“Many people don’t want to go through the formality of engaging a lawyer, even Pro Bono counsel, but they would benefit from hearing from the experts that the forum brings in to deal with their special problems. Mediation is something of which few regular citizens are aware,” the reader wrote.
All of the aforementioned officeholders have demonstrated the ability to “walk that extra mile” in serving the voters and will hopefully take the hint and direct those in need to 123 Remsen St. on May 13.
And there will even be light refreshments!
The panel presenting the May 13 program is composed of some top-notch speakers, including Michele Kirschbaum, New York Peace Institute, Mediation Committee; Barbara Odwak, Brooklyn Bar, chair, Mediation Committee; and Rebecca Price, U.S. District Court, Manhattan, mediation supervisor.