Bloomberg Law
May 18, 2021, 9:49 PM

White House Revives Access-to-Justice Effort Dormant Under Trump

Sam Skolnik
Sam Skolnik

President Joe Biden issued an executive order Tuesday that moves to revive a government office focused on access-to-justice issues.

The order directs Attorney General Merrick Garland to report within 120 days on the possibility of bringing back the Justice Department office. The office, established in 2010, was made dormant soon after President Donald Trump took office.

“The DOJ has a critical role to play in improving the justice delivery systems that serve people who cannot afford lawyers,” Biden wrote in the order. “I am committed to reinvigorating that work.”

The order follows a push after Biden’s election to reinstate ...

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