Bloomberg Law
Oct. 29, 2021, 4:04 PMUpdated: Oct. 29, 2021, 7:24 PM

Attorney General Garland Restores Access to Justice Office (1)

Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

Attorney General Merrick Garland has re-established a Justice Department office that aims to expand services for people who can’t afford lawyers, making good on a promise by President Joe Biden.

The Office for Access to Justice, included in a new agency flow chart Garland signed on Thursday, is part of his broader plan to expand legal services in the federal government for low-income Americans.

“There can be no equal justice without equal access to justice,” Garland in a statement on Friday. “Because we do not yet have equal access to justice in America, the task before us is urgent.”

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