Robinson: Lawyers Need to Speak Up on Court Funding

American Bar Association President Bill Robinson III implored members of the Chattanooga Bar Association to bring public awareness to a nationwide funding crisis in state courts, during his address at the group's annual Law Day lunch on Thursday. "We must stand up and speak out for our courts," he said, adding that 42 states had reduced their budgets for courts last year and no state contributes more than 5 percent of its budget to courts. Robinson said it's the responsibility of those in the legal profession to educate the public on the importance of the judicial branch. The Times Free Press has more