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April 19, 2018

ABA Day 2018: Lawyers engage lawmakers, address access-to-justice issues

Lawyers from 48 states meet up with their members of Congress during ABA Day 2018, stressing the importance of funding the Legal Services Corporation, which provides civil legal aid to nearly 1.7 million low-income people annually. They also seek preservation of the federal Public Service Loan Forgiveness program, which provides financial relief to people who choose careers in public service, as well as the reinstatement of the Legal Orientation Program, which provides critical legal information and assistance to adults held in immigration detention centers around the country.