President's Committee on Access to Justice

Mission Statement

The President's Committee on Access to Justice is charged to consider and implement methods for enhancing access by the indigent to the civil legal system.   Among other things, this Committee shall encourage lawyers to provide more legal services to the poor, pro bono publico, and shall work to obtain adequate funding for programs designed to assure that the poor have access to civil justice, as outlined in the State Bar Plan, adopted October 26, 1989 by the NYSBA House of Delegates.   The Committee shall accomplish these objectives through all necessary and appropriate means, including cooperation with local bar associations and other public and private associations and agencies.

Claire Gutekunst, Esq.- Co-Chair & President-Elect
William T. Russell, Jr., Esq.- Co-Chair

Principles of Leadership and Diversity for New York's Legal Services Community
Civil legal service providers want to ensure that diversity and inclusion are a priority in how we conduct business, practice law and connect with our communities.  To read more about the important and valued principles and goals of diversity from New York's civil legal service providers click HERE.

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