Weekly Round-up: November 8th, 2013


Welcome to the first edition of our Weekly Round-Up! Every Friday JustFamilies.org will be bringing New York’s Family Law Community articles on recent family law-related news. Enjoy!


~For a discussion of possible candidates that meet Mayor-Elect Bill De Blasio’s description for the Chancellor of the NYC Department of Education click here. (Capital New York)

~Here is an article by Diane Ravitch discussing Mayor-elect De Blasio and the effect of his election on education in New York City. (Huffington Post)


~New York City launched the New York Immigrant Family Unity Project– the nation’s first government funded legal representation program for detained indigent immigrants facing deportation. Full story here. (Latin Times)

LGBT Rights

~The U.S. Senate voted to approve a ban on workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, but it is unlikely the House of Representatives will even vote on it. Full story here. (CBS New York)

Mental Health

~The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services issued a final parity regulation which requires covered insurers to provide coverage for mental health and addiction services comparable to that for medical or surgical benefits.  Click here for the official announcement.  The regulation can be found here. (U.S. Department of Human Health and Services)