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Task Force on Preservation of the Justice System

Founded by Stephen N Zack

Co-chaired by David Boies and Theodore B. Olson, 02.10.2011

Boies, Schiller & Flexner partner and ABA President Stephen N. Zack established the Task Force on Preservation of the Justice System as one of his four core initiatives for the 2010-2011 year. The Task Force is co-chaired by BSF Chairman David Boies and attorney Theodore B. Olson.

The Task Force held its first public hearing on February 9, 2011, the opening day of the ABA Midyear Meeting in Atlanta. Issues discussed at the hearing included: the severe underfunding of our justice system, depletion of resources, and the struggle for the nation's courts to provide access to justice for all Americans.

Please follow the below links for related media coverage.

ABA Journal, February 14, 2011
ABA President: Underfunded Courts Threaten Equal Justice
http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/aba_president_underfun...

The Wall Street Journal Law Blog, February 10, 2011
Brother, Can You Spare a Dime . . . For Your State’s Judicial System?
http://blogs.wsj.com/law/2011/02/10/brother-can-you-spare-a-d...

Daily Report [Law.com], February 10, 2011
States fight for restoring funds in courts
http://www.dailyreportonline.com/Editorial/News/singleEdit.as...

Associated Press, February 10, 2011
Study: Court funding woes cost Ga. Millions
http://www.wrcbtv.com/Global/story.asp?S=13999765

The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times, February 10, 2011
Court Cuts
http://legaltimes.typepad.com/blt/2011/02/10/

ABA Journal, February 9, 2011
Public Hearing on Judiciary Funding Draws Tales of Courts Begging for Pens, Jury Trials Halted
http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/public_hearing_on_judi...

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 9, 2011
Budget cuts, increased caseloads taking toll on Georgia judiciary
http://www.ajc.com/news/georgia-politics-elections/budget-cut...

Associated Press, February 9, 2011
Judges warn of impact of funding cuts
http://www.boston.com/news/local/new_hampshire/articles/2011/...

Associated Press, February 9, 2011
National law group holds funding impact hearing
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/tx/7419808.html

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, February 8, 2011
Solve the crisis in state courts
http://www.ajc.com/opinion/solve-the-crisis-in-831821.html

Related Lawyers: Stephen N. Zack, David Boies

External Link: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/justice_center/task_force_o...