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Posted by: Stacey Shrader Joslin on Jul 9, 2014

Washington, D.C., based nonprofit Justice at Stake is hosting a first-of-its-kind event to bring together state advocates for fair courts, those working on issues that depend on access to fair courts and the national groups that support their work. The Fair Courts State Summit will take place July 27-28 in the nation's capital. Presentations will address how state courts impact issues lawyers care about, the current political landscape and its impact on the courts and how to talk about fair courts issues. Speakers include Iowa Supreme Court Chief Justice Mark Cady, former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs and from Tennessee, Tracey George, a professor at Vanderbilt University Law School, who will join a panel looking at groups attempting to politicize the courts and how they are organized and funded.