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December 17, 2008

Op-Ed by the President of the Legal Service Corporation

Helaine M. Barnett, President of the Legal Service Corporation, published an op-ed in the Austin American Statesman on Dec. 12, 2008, "How To Deal with the Justice Gap."  A related public hearing can be seen here.  Here is the concluding paragraph: 

In his first inaugural address, our third president, Thomas Jefferson, listed the "essential principles of our government" — first among them was "equal and exact justice to all." But the fact is that the majority of most poor Americans do not have access to justice. It requires all of us — in community organizations, in the legal community, and in state and local governments — to keep working to make the promise of equal justice a reality.

SEE ALSO, from the Center for Law and Social Policy: Alan Houseman and CLASP staff, "CLASP Federal Policy Recommendations for 2009 and Beyond: An Overview," p11-12, Oct. 16, 2008. 

-Thanks to the SC Access to Justice Weblog for calling attention to the op-ed! E.R. [email protected]

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