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CNN Commentator Van Jones to join NCBP/ABA Center for Innovation Annual Meeting Program: Just Debt? Reimagining Fines & Fees in America

Once an afterthought, fines and fees are now at the center of conversations about justice in America. This lively conversation, moderated by Van Jones and featuring a wide range of leading civil and criminal justice voices, will drive new approaches to fines and fees in the United States. This is sure to be one of the highlights of the ABA and NCBP Annual Meeting. Register for the NCBP meeting now!

NCBP 21st Century Lawyer on Bar Leader Tools for Collaboration...Join Josie Beets, President, Military Spouse JD Network; Joyce Brafford, Practice Management Advisor, North Carolina Bar Association; and Kelly Twigger, CEO, eDiscovery Assistant, tomorrow, Thursday, June 22 at 1:00 p.m. eastern as they discuss online collaboration tools, allowing bar leaders and staff to easily keep track of projects and work from anywhere. Register now for what is sure to be an informative session.

Mass. bar association calls for major reforms...The state’s largest bar association is recommending sweeping criminal justice reforms in a first-of-its-kind report. Read more in the Boston Herald.

86 percent of low-income Americans' civil legal issues get inadequate or no legal help, study says...A new report reveals the extent of the “justice gap” experienced by low-income Americans. The report, released on Wednesday, found that 86 percent of civil legal problems reported by low-income Americans in the past year were not addressed with adequate or professional legal help. Read more in the ABA Journal.

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