Access to Justice

Access to pro bono and low-cost legal services for vulnerable persons is essential for an equitable legal system. The ABA is working to remove barriers to civil justice for low-income and disadvantaged people.


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Pro Bono

Statement of Bob Carlson, ABA president Re: Passage of the Pro Bono Work to Empower and Represent Act of 2018

WASHINGTON, Sept. 6, 2018 — The American Bar Association applauds enactment of the POWER Act on September 4, which requires the chief judge from each judicial district to annually promote pro bono legal services for victims of domestic and sexual violence. An underlying goal of this law is to let victims know that legal assistance is available to them and empower them to move forward with their lives.