It’s a small thing, and a big thing. For years, there has been an annual forum at the White House on legal services. This year was no different, and different in every way. For the first time that I know of, at the session on April 17, the President dropped by and made remarks.
This just adds to the sense that the Federal government is finally taking a broad interest in access to justice. It’s an important milestone, and one on which much can be built.