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.
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.