July 01, 2015

ABA offers expertise on critical justice issues

In a July 15 letter to U.S. Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch, ABA President William C. Hubbard offered the experience and expertise of the association’s membership as the Department of Justice confronts the critical issues facing the nation's justice system.

Hubbard congratulated Lynch on becoming the 83rd attorney general of the United States and said he looked forward to her appearance at the ABA’s Annual Meeting’s Opening Assembly on Aug. 1 in Chicago.

He wrote that the ABA, which has a long and respected history of working with the Department of Justice, shares the goals identified by Lynch during her confirmation hearing: ensuring the safety of all citizens, protecting the most vulnerable individuals from crime and abuse, and strengthening the vital relationship between law enforcement officers and the communities they serve. In the letter, the ABA president described the association’s work in several areas, including criminal justice reform, access to justice, the federal judiciary, and immigration.

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