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ISBA leaders attend ABA Day, discuss important issues
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At ABA Day, ISBA leaders met with members of Congress and their staffs in Washington D.C. to discuss two critically important issues that impact both the legal profession and the public. At this year’s ABA Day, April 14-16, more than 400 local, state and specialty bar association volunteers focused their advocacy efforts on funding for the Legal Services Corporation and over-incarceration and juvenile justice reform, along with several other priority concerns.

ISBA President Joe Feller, ISBA ABA Delegates Alan Olson and David Brown and ISBA Executive Director Dwight Dinkla and Assistant Executive Director Harry Shipley met with U.S. Reps. Rodney Blum and David Young and U.S. Sens. Joni Ernst and Chuck Grassley to discuss the need for funding for civil legal assistance programs for low-income Americans, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act and smart sentencing reforms.

To read more about the ABA’s position on funding for civil legal assistance programs for low-income Americans, click here. To read more about the ABA’s position on juvenile justice and sentencing reform, click here.


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