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14 June 2011 @ 03:31 pm
internet powers, activate!  
Originally posted by kythryne at internet powers, activate!
Okay, people. I need you to take this viral, and fast.

We know someone in upstate New York who needs a good custody lawyer ASAP. I'm not at liberty to go into details publicly, but this woman is very afraid that her abusive boyfriend is going to get sole custody of her young child.  She's presently being represented by a public defender [edit: I may have the terminology wrong here, my understanding is that her lawyer was assigned to her rather than being someone she chose] who doesn't seem to care about the case, and she has very few resources left at this point. Her next hearing is on Thursday.

If you know a good lawyer in New York State who might be willing to take this case for a low fee or pro bono, or at least offer her advice or support, please let me know. If you don't know anyone, please repost this far and wide. As a mother and an abuse survivor, it makes me absolutely sick to my stomach to contemplate a child being left in the hands of an abuser.

I can be reached at kythryne@gmail.com if you have any leads or want to help.

The internet can work miracles. Let's go.

being_herebeing_here on June 14th, 2011 06:12 pm (UTC)
Not reposting, but emailed it to three lawyer friends in the US to see if they can help or recommend anyone. Didn't want you to think I'd ignored it!
doccydoccy on June 14th, 2011 08:18 pm (UTC)
Awesome! That's several orders of magnitude more helpful than what I managed to do to help (i.e. repost, and hope one of the... *checks*... three people on my flist who aren't also friends of my wife could actually help at all. AND YOU COULD!). So, yeah, on their behalf, thanks!