Closing the Justice Gap: Providing Civil Legal Assistance to Low-Income Americans
Full Committee Hearing

Full Committee
Date: Thursday, May 22, 2008
Time: 02:00 PM



The Senate Committee on the Judiciary has scheduled a hearing on "Closing the Justice Gap: Providing Civil Legal Assistance to Low-Income Americans" for Thursday, May 22, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. in Room 226 of the Senate Dirksen Office Building.

Senator Cardin will preside.

By order of the Chairman

Member Statements

  1. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin (D - MD)
  2. Senator Patrick Leahy (D - VT)
  3. Senator Russ Feingold (D - WI)


Panel I

  1. Helaine M. Barnett
    Legal Services Corporation
    Washington , DC
  2. Jonann C. Chiles
    Member, Board of Directors
    Legal Services Corporation
    Little Rock , AR

Panel II

  1. Rebekah Diller
    Deputy Director, Justice Program, Brennan Center for Justice
    New York University Law School
    New York , NY
  2. The Honorable Lora J. Livingston
    Judge, 261st District Court (Texas), Member, Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants
    American Bar Association
    Austin , TX
  3. Jo-Ann Wallace
    President and CEO
    National Legal Aid and Defenders Association
    Washington , DC
  4. Jeanette M. Franzel
    Director, Financial Management and Assurance Team
    U.S. Government and Accountability Office
    Washington , DC
  5. Wilhelm Joseph
    Executive Director
    Maryland Legal Aid Bureau
    Baltimore , MD
  6. Kenneth Boehm
    National Legal and Policy Center
    Falls Church , VA