Arkansas Supreme Court Declares October Access to Justice Month
The Supreme Court of Arkansas has declared October Access to Justice Month. The Court issued a per curiam reminding attorneys of their ethical obligation to provide free legal services to persons of limited means and praising attorneys who fulfill this obligation, saying, “[t]his commitment to public service represents one of the noblest attributes of the legal profession.” Judges were also called upon to act: “[T]he Court also encourages all judges to advocate for pro bono service by attorneys, to participate in events that honor attorneys who provide pro bono service, to write and speak in favor of pro bono service, and to recruit attorneys to provide pro bono service.”
“We’re thankful that the Supreme Court of Arkansas is a leader on access to justice issues. This per curiam sends an uplifting message to attorneys about the role that we can play in delivering on our nation’s promise of justice for all,” said Jordan Bates-Rogers, Executive Director of Arkansas Access to Justice.
Ways to Get Involved
Hon. Robin Wynne, Associate Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court & Access to Justice Commissioner presents the Access to Justice Month Per Curiam to Jordan Bates-Rogers, Executive Director of Arkansas Access to Justice.