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Roundtable Topic: "The Growing Crises in Access to Justice in the US"

(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) – Attorney Frederick P. Rooney will present "The Growing Crises in Access to Justice in the US," on March 12, at 7:00 p.m., in Prosser Auditorium at Moravian College. Rooney will discuss the limitations on access to justice in the United States.

Statistics show that each year, fewer and fewer Americans can defend their legal rights because they cannot afford the cost of legal representation. Federal and state funding cutbacks have decimated legal service programs for the poor. Rooney will discuss alternatives to the rising cost of legal representation.

Rooney is a partner in the law firm of Rooney, Mannicci and Gardner in Bethlehem, and also serves as solicitor for the Council of Spanish-Speaking Organizations of the Lehigh Valley, the Children’s Rights of Pennsylvania program, as well as for the Bethlehem Tourism Authority. He has been teaching at City University of New York School of Law since 1998, and is the Director of the Community Legal Resource Network of CUNY School of Law.

Rooney graduated with a B.A. degree in Latin American Studies from Moravian College In 1975, He receivee an M.A. degree in Bicultural/Bilingual Studies at Marywood College, Scranton, PA, and then earned his Juris Doctorate from City University of New York Law School at Queens College, Flushing, New York, in 1986.