Economic Impact on the Courts

ABA Task Force Symposium in Kentucky

From left, North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Mark D. Martin, NCSC's Michael Buenger, and Rosalyn W. Frierson, director of South Carolina Court Administration, attended the symposium on court funding.
Photo courtesy ABA News

Task Force on Preservation of the Justice System
Kentucky symposium focuses on court funding

In their continued efforts to examine the impact of the underfunding of the judiciary on access to justice, the American Bar Association's Task Force on Preservation of the Justice System held a symposium Sept. 23-24 at the University of Kentucky College of Law in Lexington, Ky.

Court leaders and distinguished members of the bar discussed the debilitating budget reductions facing many state courts. Co-sponsored by the ABA, NCSC, and LexisNexis, the symposium also honored the Kentucky Law Journal's 100th anniversary and the law school's distinguished alumnus, ABA President William T. Robinson III.  

Key video highlights are available on the ABA site:
Court improvement expert shares tips at Kentucky symposium  
Text of Mary McQueen’s address (pdf)

Symposium closes with reminder of court crisis

Archive: Photos and testimony from the May 26, 2011, Task Force hearing at the University of New Hampshire School of Law.