Presidential Memorandum on White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable (LAIR)

September 29, 2015

On September 24th, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum formally establishing the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable (LAIR). 

Presidential Memorandum (click to view

In the President’s words: 

Federal programs that are designed to help the most vulnerable and underserved among us may more readily achieve their goals if they include legal aid among the range of services they  provide. By encouraging Federal departments and agencies to collaborate, share best practices, and consider the impact of legal services on the success of their programs, the Federal Government can enhance access to justice.

Lisa Foster, Director of DOJ’s Office for Access to Justice named Karen Lash as the Executive Director of the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable.