Bradley attorney Brad Robertson was quoted in Law360 on what the newly formed Emerging Leaders Council of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is doing to highlight justice problems in the public eye. The council was created to harness younger advocates to tap into today’s justice developments, many of which are happening in the legal tech world.
Although the council's advocacy plans are still under discussion, Robertson mentioned interest in providing congressional briefings, speaking publicly about the value of civil legal aid, writing op-eds, helping with LSC outreach activities and collaborating on ways to expand access to justice for low-income Americans.
Robertson also discussed his pro bono work submitting amicus brief in cases addressing the constitutionality of money bail for low-income Americans. “We break down the empirical data in the area to show that money bail is actually not needed to make sure people return for their hearings or to make sure people don't commit new crimes," Robertson said. "It can be less effective than just releasing people on their own recognizance."
The complete article, “'Emerging Leaders’ Aim to Raise Profile of Access Crisis,” first appeared in Law360 on February 10, 2019.