“On May 18, 2021, President Biden signed a Memorandum reestablishing the White House Interagency Roundtable (LAIR) and requiring the Attorney General to submit a plan within 120 days to expand access-to-justice initiatives at the Department of Justice (DOJ).

The public defense community applauds President Biden—a former public defender—for helping to ensure access to legal services for all Americans. We write to pledge our support for the Administration’s efforts and to offer three recommendations for improving public defense.”