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Martha Bergmark, a former president of the Legal Services Corporation, is the founding executive director of Voices for Civil Justice. She began her legal career as a civil-rights and legal-aid lawyer in Mississippi and is the founding president of the Mississippi Center for Justice, which she continues to serve as a board member and senior counsel.

Bergmark is a former Reginald Heber Smith Fellow, has been recognized as a Stern Family Fund Public Interest Pioneer and White House Champion of Change, and is a recipient of the Kutak-Dodds Prize and the American Bar Association Section of Litigation’s John Minor Wisdom Public Service and Professionalism Award. She is a graduate of Oberlin College and the University of Michigan Law School.

April 2, 2018

States’ Vital Role in Providing Civil Justice for Everyone

It's up to lawmakers to provide the funding that's needed and to back reforms that make the system work better.