The Business Council for Access to Justice was established by Chief Judge Janet DiFiore in 2020 to provide strategic advice and support on critical initiatives, from educating the business sector on the importance of policies supporting equal access to justice, to fostering pro bono service by corporate counsel, to partnering with legal service providers on specific projects designed to close the access-to-justice gap in low-income communities. The work of the Business Council serves to complement the efforts of the New York State Permanent Commission on Access to Justice.
Led by Commission member Kimberley D. Harris, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of NBCUniversal, and Eric F. Grossman, Managing Director and Chief Legal Officer of Morgan Stanley, the Business Council is a diverse group of experienced business leaders. Business Council for Access to Justice Members.
Press Release September 21, 2020, Chief Judge Appoints Council of Business Leaders to Boost Access to Justice Efforts