News Story (NATIONAL)
November 3, 2019
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Tags: Pro Bono
Organizations mentioned/involved: American Bar Association (ABA)
Arizona Court of Appeals Judge Lawrence Winthrop said it’s significant to see corporate lawyers embracing their pro bono role and responsibility. While ensuring meaningful access to the court system for all residents, including those who cannot afford traditional legal services, is of tremendous interest and concern to the judiciary, it’s also a communitywide matter, he said.
He discussed the Arizona Commission on Access to Justice, created in 2014 to form partnerships across the community and recommend innovative projects to promote access to justice for civil litigants in the state who can’t afford a lawyer or choose to represent themselves.
Beyond judges and lawyers, the commission involves philanthropic and nonprofit entities, businesses, representatives from the State Bar of Arizona and the governor’s general counsel, Judge Winthrop said.