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Washington Letter May 2012


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White House Forum on Legal Services

LEGAL SERVICES: ABA President Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III participated April 18 in a White House Forum on the State of Civil Legal Assistance. Those appearing on the panel were (from left): former Attorney General Richard Thornburgh; White House Counsel Kathryn Ruemmler; Will A. Gunn, general counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs; moderator Martha Minow, Harvard Law School dean and LSC Board vice chair; Jess H. Dickinson, Mississippi Supreme Court justice; Robinson; Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan; and Mark Childress, deputy chief of staff to President Obama.