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October 25, 2011

ABA President Says Independent Judiciary Critical to Assure Access to Justice for Everyone

The legal community still has a long way to go to achieve a truly independent judiciary, said  ABA President Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III, who spoke at the National Pro Bono Summit to kick off Celebrate Pro Bono Week, held this year October 23-29.

The summit, sponsored by the _’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, brought together 120 leaders of the legal profession to discuss innovative approaches for involving lawyers in meeting the needs of the nation’s poor.  Participants identified the issues and obstacles to expanding pro bono services to develop concrete action steps to achieve better delivery of legal services to those who need it most.