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April 19, 2021

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh joins ABA President Patricia Lee Refo to advocate for legal aid

WASHINGTON, April 19, 2021 – University of Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh joins American Bar Association President Patricia Lee Refo for a conversation about the importance of civil legal assistance for low-income Americans and Congressional funding for the Legal Services Corporation.

Harbaugh has been a passionate advocate for legal aid for people who cannot afford it. Due to the pandemic, these needs have become far greater. People need assistance with the evictions process, domestic abuse claims, and other legal areas that have been adversely affected by the COVID-19 virus and the economic impact it has had on the country.

Refo, a graduate of the University of Michigan and the University of Michigan Law School, will join with fellow Michigan Law School alums Reginald M. Turner, who is ABA President-elect, and Bill Bay, ABA Day chair, in welcoming Harbaugh and his advocacy.

The interview is part of ABA Day: Advocacy for Justice, a two-day virtual lobbying effort by the ABA to push for Legal Services Corporation funding and for better security for members of the judiciary.

To view the Refo-Harbaugh interview and other ABA Day programs, register here.

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