ABA President Robinson Describes Court Funding Crisis at Kentucky Symposium
ABA President Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III was honored as a distinguished alumnus of the University of Kentucky Law School in conjunction with a celebration of the Kentucky Law Journal’s 100th Anniversary at the Lexington Convention Center Friday night. In his keynote speech, Robinson described how shrinking budgets are to blame for the current crisis in state courts across the country.
“All of us must have and protect our right and our freedom to use courtrooms when we need to, ” said Robinson. “That courtroom must be open to protect families. That courtroom must be open to validate and protect contracts for business. That courtroom must be open to keep the wheels of justice turning. That courtroom must be open to defend our individual rights to prove again and again that we continue to be a free society. All of that takes more money … not less and less money for our courts.”