President Reestablishes Legal Aid Roundtable

Aims to improve interagency legal aid for underresourced communities.

On Tuesday, President Biden announced that he would take executive action to reform the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable. The office was first established in 2016 at the end of the Obama administration to tackle specific issues in the justice system including language barriers in the courts, civil legal aid, and fine enforcement. 

In his written remarks the president said that the COVID-19 pandemic “has further exposed and exacerbated inequities in our justice system,” and that those inequities “have touched the lives of many persons in this country, particularly low-income people and people of color.” The roundtable will seek to better understand those inequities and seek to address them in the future. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That the president and his administration would seek discernment from God in their pursuit of justice reforms.
  • For the Justice Department as changes are proposed and implemented. 

Sources: AP, The Hill, White House


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