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New ABA President William Hubbard wants to close legal services delivery gap for poor
August 12, 2014
William C. Hubbard
When it comes to legal services delivery in the United States, incoming ABA President William C. Hubbard wants to build a better mousetrap. And Hubbard, who begins his term in mid-August at the close of the 2014 ABA Annual Meeting in Boston, is wasting no time in launching a concentrated effort to accomplish that goal.
The urgency doesn’t stem so much from the fact that ABA presidents serve one-year terms—Hubbard’s will end in August at the close of the 2015 annual meeting in Chicago. Rather, Hubbard is committed to finding ways to close the widening gap in legal services delivery to poor and middle-income individuals and families before it bursts wide open.