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June 04, 2019

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American Bar Association
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Center for Public Interest Law
 Amy Horton-Newell, Director
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Center for Children and the Law
Commission on Youth at Risk

 Prudence Beidler-Carr, Director
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Center for Pro Bono
Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service

 Cheryl Zalenski, Director
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Commission of Domestic and Sexual Violence
 Vivian Huego, Director
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Commission on Homelessness and Poverty
 Kelly Russo, Director
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Commission on Immigration
 Meridith Linsky, Director
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Commission on Law and Aging
 Charlie Sabatino
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Death Penalty Representation Project
 Emily Olson Gault, Director
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Standing Committee on Election Law
Standing Committee on Gun Violence

 Sharon Terrill, Staff Liaison
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Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress
 Anne P. Brown
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