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03/13/2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Contact: Meredith Avakian-Hardaway

Phone: 215-238-6342


April 3 Chancellor's Forum: Access to Justice Initiative

Chancellor William P. Fedullo invites you to a Thursday, April 3 Chancellor’s Forum featuring Deborah Leff, Acting Senior Counselor of the U. S. Department of Justice Access to Justice Initiative, about the access to justice crisis in the criminal and civil justice system.

Additional panelists include Chancellor William P. Fedullo, Catherine C. Carr, Executive Director of Community Legal Services and Kevin V. Mincey of Mincey & Fitzpatrick, LLC. The moderator for the program is Su Ming Yeh, chair of the Public Interest Section.

The Access to Justice Initiative works within the Department of Justice, across federal agencies, and with state, local, and tribal justice system stakeholders to increase access to counsel and legal assistance and to improve the justice delivery systems that serve people who are unable to afford lawyers. Created only four years ago, the Initiative can already report significant accomplishments in supporting indigent defense, strengthening juvenile justice systems, expanding access to counsel in high-stakes civil proceedings, increasing resources for civil legal aid, and more.

The Chancellor’s Forum begins at 4 p.m. in the 11th floor Conference Center at the Philadelphia Bar Association, 1101 Market St. A wine and cheese reception follows the program at 5 p.m. The reception is sponsored by U.S. Legal Support.

There is no charge to attend this program for law students or Philadelphia Bar Association members. Admission for non-members is $8. Click here to register.

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