President Robinson Urges Court Funding With Massachusetts Bar
ABA President Wm. T (Bill) Robinson III speaks out for adequate funding of our courts in a new public awareness project produced by the Massachusetts Bar Association. The two minute video (available to view here) is a compelling look at what is happening in state judiciaries around the country and what it means for access to justice for all Americans. In 2011, 42 states cut funding for their courts.
This video explains, in the voice of judges, lawyers, court officers and other legal professionals, how this funding crisis affects not only access, but also the essential function and security of the courts themselves.
As Robinson says,” We as lawyers have not only the privilege but the responsibility….to stand up for our courts, to speak out for our courts, and to help the public understand that it’s their freedom, their families, and their businesses that are in jeopardy as a result of this.”