American Bar Association
Access to Legal Services

Access to Legal Services

Committee Description

This committee focuses on issues related to legal access for low income persons in those categories of adversarial proceedings where basic human needs are at stake, such as those involving shelter, sustenance, safety, health or child custody, as determined by each jurisdiction. This committee tracks these issues nationally, informing their members of changes, updates and areas where advocacy for legal access is required.

News and Announcements

Message from the Chair

Opportunities for Law Practice in Rural Communities (recording)


The 101 Practice Series: Breaking Down the Basics The practice series is an online resource for new lawyers covering basic training in both substantive and practical aspects of a law practice. With over 170 quick tips and tools, this series is an essential resource for lawyers in their first three years of practice and is exclusively available to ABA members.

Interested in writing an article? For more information email the Committee Chair or YLD Program Associate, Renee Lugo,

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Chair:  Morgan MacDonald

Vice-Chairs:  Daphne Duplessis, Jennifer Ann Haberlin, John Christopher Johnsen, Stephanie Short, Bert Whitehead

Committee Roster (123 total members)

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Related Links

ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service
Pro Bono & Public Service Best Practices Resource Guide
Strategies for Pro Bono and Public Service During the Recession
Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants
Commission on Homelessness & Poverty
YLD Public Education Committee

Newsletters and Publications

ALSC Winter Newsletter 2013

Programs, Meetings and Events

Division Events
April 23, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar/Teleconference

April 24, 2014
Location: N/A
Format: Webinar/Teleconference

Modified by Renee Lugo on March 3, 2014

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