HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut Chief Justice Chase T. Rogers will be joining senior government officials and legal professionals at the White House for a discussion about the need for more free legal services.

Rogers is scheduled to participate Tuesday in a forum co-hosted by the nonprofit Legal Services Corp.

The forum will explore ways to increase access to justice in the nation’s court system by meeting the civil legal needs of low-income people.

Rogers is expected to explain what Connecticut has done to increase pro bono services for low-income residents.

Other panel members expected to attend include New York Court of Appeals Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman and Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson. Harvard Law School Dean Martha Minow is set to moderate the panel discussion.
(© Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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