Bergmark, Martha 1992

Biographical Note Martha Bergmark, originally from Mississippi, left the state in 1966 to attend Oberlin College. After she graduated in 1970, she went to the University of Michigan Law School where she received her J.D. cum laude in 1973. While she was in law school, she worked as an intern at the Law Students Civil … Read more

Groenenboom, Dennis 2014

Biographical / Historical Dennis Groenenboom, the Executive Director of Iowa Legal Aid, spent his entire career in legal services. After obtaining his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law, he joined Iowa Legal Aid (then known as the Legal Services Corporation of Iowa) in 1978. Dennis worked as a staff attorney, managing attorney, … Read more

Kura, James 1991

Bio note From the transcript: I’m a product of my environment. I grew up in the north part of Columbus, Ohio. A little suburb there. Part of the town now called Clintonville. Still live there. I’m 46 years old. I have been a public defender for all my professional career, which is 19 years now. … Read more

Perle, Linda 2018

Bio note As of 2011, Linda Perle directs legal services at the Center for Legal and Policy Studies,

Bergmark, Martha 2015

Biographical Note Martha Bergmark, originally from Mississippi, left the state in 1966 to attend Oberlin College. After she graduated in 1970, she went to the University of Michigan Law School where she received her J.D. cum laude in 1973. While she was in law school, she worked as an intern at the Law Students Civil … Read more

Dana, Howard 2002

Biographical summary Justice Howard H. Dana joined Verrill Dana as an associate in 1967. He became a Partner in the firm’s Litigation Department, where he concentrated his practice in business litigation. In 1993, Dana was appointed to the Maine Supreme Judicial Court by Governor John R. McKernan, Jr., and was reappointed in 2000 by Governor … Read more

Groudine, Bev 2018

Bio note Beverly Groudine has been a staff member of the American Bar Association for many years, working on a wide range of issues regarding access to justice including: Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts (IOLTA) and other funding initiatives for legal aid; delivery of high quality civil legal services to persons living in poverty; and … Read more