Biden moving to improve legal services for poor, minorities
May 19, 2021
DETROIT (AP) — President Joe Biden plans to take executive action Tuesday to ensure minorities, low-income Americans and others have better access to quality legal representation after services dwindled during the Trump administration.
Biden will sign a memorandum directing the Department of Justice to restore key functions of the shuttered Access to Justice Office and to reestablish the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable.
The plans are laid out in a presidential memo first shared with The Associated Press. The White House said that Biden was directing the roundtable to examine...