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Faculty Fellow Presents ABF 'Access to Justice' Research at Department of Justice Meeting

March 1, 2016, ABF news

Professor Rebecca L. Sandefur, a Faculty Fellow at the ABF, spoke about her research on public experience with civil justice problems and civil legal aid at a meeting held at the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) on Feb. 29, 2016. The meeting was co-chaired by Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of the United States, and Cecilia Munoz, director of President Obama's Domestic Policy Council. The event was attended by cabinet-level representatives from over 20 federal departments, including the Departments of State, Labor, the Treasury, Education, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, and Homeland Security. The convening at the DOJ was the inaugural meeting of the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable, created by presidential memorandum in September 2015. Professor Sandefur's appearance coincided with the release of the DOJ's Civil Legal Aid Research Workshop Report, to which she was a contributing expert. Professor Sandefur holds a joint appointment in the sociology department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

Read the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable (LAIR): Civil Legal Aid Reseach Workshop Report HERE.

Listen to Professor Sandefur discuss her research:

Posted by: Cheyenne Blount

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