The ABA is listing the following job:
Director of the ABA Resource Center for Access to Justice Initiative
This position serves as the Director of the ABA Resource Center for Access to Justice Initiatives. The Resource Center, operating under the auspices and oversight of ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants, provides support to state supreme courts, state bar leaders and state civil legal aid leaders, to nurture the creation and expansion of state blue-ribbon commissions on access to civil justice. The position provides support for 38 state blue-ribbon commissions, and their chairs, members and staff.
Its obviously a job that can have huge impact on the ATJ movement. With the Commissions playing a larger and larger role, and the networking among them starting to have more and more impact and leverage, and with national leadership building capacity, this is a great moment for anyone interested in taking on this role and exerting leadership.
The job listing states “Job Type/Location: Full-Time; Chicago.” Given the importance of the job, and speaking strictly personally, I hope that those responsible will interpret this flexibly. The fact is that this is a national job, with a lot of travel, as well as the need for integration with the ABA.