Litigants Without Lawyers: Four State Supreme Court Justices Brief Senate Staff

Four State Supreme Court Justices Brief Senate Staff
April 14, 2015

WASHINGTON – A Senate briefing on the problems posed by the millions of pro se litigants crowding America’s state courts will feature four state supreme court chief justices on April 15.

“Litigants Without Lawyers: Equal Justice Under Threat in State Courts” panel includes: Texas Chief Justice Nathan Hecht, Florida Chief Justice Jorge Labarga, Tennessee Chief Justice Sharon Lee, and Kentucky Chief Justice John Minton Jr. The discussion will be moderated by Legal Services Corporation (LSC) President James J. Sandman.

LSC Board Chair John G. Levi will deliver opening remarks.

The briefing will take place at 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. on April 15th.  Members of the press are invited to attend.

Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is an independent nonprofit established by Congress in 1974 to provide financial support for civil legal aid to low-income Americans. The Corporation currently provides funding to 133 independent nonprofit legal aid programs in every state, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories.