Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable
In 2021, President Biden issued a Memorandum restoring the Department of Justice’s access-to-justice function and reinvigorating the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable (LAIR). The LAIR convenes 28 federal agencies to improve coordination among federal programs and increase availability of meaningful access to justice for individuals and families, regardless of wealth and status. Through interagency collaboration and stakeholder engagement, the LAIR develops policy recommendations that improve access to justice in federal, state, local, tribal, and international jurisdictions, and advance relevant evidence-based research, data collection, and analysis of civil legal and indigent defense, and promulgate best practices. Additionally, the LAIR assists with implementation of Goal 16 of the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development and provide access to justice for all.
The LAIR is co-chaired by the Attorney General and the Counsel to the President and staffed by the Department of Justice’s Office for Access to Justice.
Previous Roundtable Annual Reports
By Allie Yang-Green, Executive Director, Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable
March 21, 2023
Guide to The AmeriCorps State and National Program For Legal Aid Organizations (PDF)
White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable: Civil Legal Aid Research Workshop Report (NCJ 249776) (PDF)