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Chief Justice heads to White House forum

Published April 13. 2013 4:00AM

Connecticut Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers has been invited to participate in a White House Forum Tuesday on Increasing Access to Justice, and in particular to address what the state has done to increase legal services for low-income people.

The White House and the nonprofit Legal Services Corp. are co-hosting the event. Chief Justice Rogers will join senior officials from President Barack Obama's administration and fellow leaders from the legal community. She will participate in a panel on pro bono services that will be moderated by Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow.

A key point of discussion for the panel will be how courts across the country have encouraged greater pro bono services by the bar to better assist the civil legal needs of low-income individuals. Such initiatives have been a priority for Chief Justice Rogers, and she welcomes the opportunity to both share Connecticut's efforts and to learn about what other states are doing.

"The exchange of information is extremely valuable, with the end result being better legal representation for those who can't afford it," she added.

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