Delivery of Legal Services

About Us

About Us

The mission of the Standing Committee on Delivery of Legal Services is to maximize access to legal services and justice for moderate-income people - those who do not qualify for legal aid or pro bono assistance, yet who do not have the discretionary income to access traditional legal services. This mission is pursued through four goals:

  • Identifying, evaluating and advancing innovative and exemplary models and developing mechanisms designed to meet the legal needs of moderate-income persons within the marketplace of legal commerce;
  • Researching and identifying the scope, dynamics and impact of the unmet legal needs of moderate-income people;
  • Reaching out to the legal community and encouraging the ABA, other bar associations and stakeholders to actively respond to the unmet legal needs of those of moderate incomes; and
  • Identifying policies, rules and laws that have an impact on access to legal services for those of moderate income; advancing those that create improved access to meet legal needs; and identifying, debating and challenging those that create barriers.

Committee Roster
2019-2020

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Chair

Charles F. Garcia
Colorado Bar Association
Denver, CO

Members

Catherine B. Arrowood
Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP
Raleigh, NC

Chad E. Burton
CuroLegal
Beavercreek, OH

Dan Jackson
Nulawlab - Northeastern University School of Law
Boston, MA

Michael W McKay
Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann
Baton Rouge, LA

Cecilia Monterrosa
South Bend, IN

Angela S. Tripp
Michigan Poverty Law Program & Michigan Legal Help Program
Ann Arbor, MI

Special Advisors

Lucian T. Pera
Adams and Reese LLP
Memphis, TN

Stephen Denyer
The Law Society
London, United Kingdom

Liaisons

Board of Governors
Frank H. Langrock
Middlebury, VT

Family Law Section
Andrea Ciobanu
Ciobanu Law, PC
Indianapolis, IN

Young Lawyers Division
Amanda L. Brown
Innolegal Services, PLLC
New Orleans, LA

Committee Staff

Briana N. Morris
Staff Counsel
American Bar Association
321 N. Clark Street, 17th Floor
Chicago, IL 60654-7598
Phone: 312-988-5298
Fax: 312-988-5483
briana.morris@americanbar.org

Committee Appointment

Each year the ABA President-Elect makes appointments for open positions to more than 700 ABA entities, including the ABA Standing Committee on Delivery of Legal Services. The nomination process is open each year from December-February. If you would like to nominate yourself or others for a position on this standing committee, please visit http://ambar.org/appointments beginning December 30, 2019.  Nominations will close February 21, 2020.  

Join the Delivery Community

The ABA Connect Community for the Standing Committee on Delivery of Legal services is the virtual meeting space not only for the Committee, but also for anyone interested in providing access to justice to middle income people.  If you have information to share, would like to be involved in the conversation, or just want to know what is being discussed, please email Briana Morris to join.

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