With court closings, dismissal of cases, and giant backlogs, the American court system is in crisis. In this edition of Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and attorneys, Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams join Attorney Laura Abel from the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law and Attorney Stephen N. Zack, former President of the American Bar Association, to take a look at the impact of massive budget cuts on our courts, the cases, the staff and just how long this will all last.
From court underfunding, to transparency in legal education to technology, there are many hot-button issues facing the legal profession today. Ringler Radio, host Larry Cohen along with co-host, Mike Casey, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Head of Midwest Operations for Ringler, welcome William T. (Bill) Robinson III, the 2011-2012 President of the American Bar Association, to discuss some of these important initiatives, the impact of the down economy on the legal system and the ABA’s goals for the future.
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Civic education is vital to developing the skills and dispositions that young people need to succeed in the 21st Century. Attorney and co-host Bob Ambrogi welcomes Stephen N. Zack, President of the American Bar Association, to discuss his fight to bring civic education to our schools and to the people of our nation. Bob and Stephen talk about the Commission on Civic Education in the Nation’s Schools, the Constitution and civic engagement and inspiring the Latino community to enter the legal profession through the Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities.
A new year is upon us and the American Bar Association is carving out a new agenda with a new President. Attorneys and co-hosts Bob Ambrogi and J. Craig Williams welcome President-elect of the American Bar Association, Attorney Stephen N. Zack, to discuss his new role as President, the importance of civic education, inspiring our students through law and his fight for Hispanic rights.