Wednesday, April 19, 2017

ABA Goes to Congress to Support Legal Services and Veterans

From the American Bar Association news release:

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 19, 2017 — The American Bar Association will conduct its annual effort to connect policymakers with constituents in the legal profession this week during its ABA Day 2017 from April 25-27.

 This year, lawyers from all 50 states will come to Washington to speak to members of Congress and their staffs and inform them of the importance of funding Legal Services Corporation, which provides civil legal aid to nearly 1.9 million low-income people annually who desperately need help to navigate the legal process so they can get equal access to justice. LSC serves the most vulnerable individuals and families in every congressional district. That includes children, seniors, veterans, victims of domestic violence and victims of disasters. 

 ABA lawyers also will speak to congressional members about issues affecting veterans. The ABA will advocate for legislation (H.R. 1993, the Homeless Veterans Legal Services Act) authorizing private-public partnerships with the Department of Veterans Affairs to improve access to justice for homeless veterans.

You can read more here.


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