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VOL. 17, NO. 1
News and Perspectives from the ABA Division for Legal Services
Pro Bono
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The Call to Serve and the Classroom: Issues Facing National Guard Servicemembers Attending Secondary and Graduate Schools
By Reid W. Seagren

In 2012 alone, nearly sixty thousand young Americans enlisted in the Army National Guard and the Air National Guard ("National Guard"). For many of these servicemembers, the National Guard represents a unique opportunity to serve their states and country while obtaining the education required to find meaningful employment in the civilian workforce. Read more...

From the Chair...
By David G. Ehrhart, Brig Gen, USAF (Ret.)

The LAMP Committee does not traditionally meet during the ABA Midyear and Annual Meetings, but we always strive to find ways of maintaining a presence during these gatherings of ABA members and leadership. Read more...


IOLTA Leadership and Funding for Self–Help
By Linda Rexer

IOLTA programs provide leadership as well as funding. Both are important to wise grant–making and effective use of limited resources. But the depth of experience and understanding that comes from long focus on how to expand and improve civil legal aid to the poor has resulted in special leadership from IOLTA programs in new areas. Read more...

From the Chair...
By Penina Lieber

The Commission recently held its fall meeting in Oklahoma City where we welcomed three new members: Jill Hasegawa, Hawaii; Chad Hooker, Wyoming; and Justice Kaye Hearn, South Carolina Read more...

Grantee Spotlight:
The Human Dimension of how IOLTA helps in Kentucky

By Jeffrey A. Been

Ms. Mahoney is one of thousands of Kentuckians who have found help and relief through their local legal aid programs in Kentucky, thanks to the financial support of the Kentucky Bar Association's IOLTA program. Read more...

News and Notes

The Commission on IOLTA welcomes new members Jill Hasegawa, Justice Kaye Hearn and Chad Hooker for the 2013–2014 bar year. Read more...

  Pro Bono

New York's 50–hour Preadmission Pro Bono Rule:
Weighing the Potential Pros and Cons

By Steve Grumm, Director, ABA Resource Center for Access to Justice Initiatives

New York is the first jurisdiction in the United States to require pro bono service as a condition for bar applicants to become licensed for law practice. Read more...

From the Chair...
By Mary K. Ryan

I am delighted to begin my first "From the Chair..." column by thanking everyone who contributed to the recent success of the National Pro Bono Celebration week in late October. Read more...

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2014 ABA/NLADA Equal Justice Conference


The New Lawyer Referral Service–Client Privilege in California
By Ronald H. Abernethy

On August 19, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill No. 267 into law, amending and adding new provisions to the California Evidence Code which specifically provide for a lawyer referral service–client privilege. Read more...

From the Chair...
By John Norwine

As the deadline approaches each quarter for my Dialogue article, my hands begin to sweat, my breath becomes labored, and I begin to panic a bit as I have no idea as to what topic to write about this time. Read more...