John Stewart

By the time John Stewart, chair of the controversial Special Committee to Improve the Delivery of Legal Services, finished a three-hour session with the Board of Governors on October 26, board member Larry Sellers observed that Stewart now knew what it was like to have his deposition taken.

The meeting was the second session where Stewart answered board members’ questions about the recommendations made by the special committee, which was appointed by the Supreme Court in 2019 to look at how legal services are provided and how that affects legal system access. The meeting was devoted to asking questions only. The board will have another special meeting November 8 devoted to debating the special committee’s findings and then deciding on its own recommendations to the court. It will be up to the court to decide what happens to the committee’s proposals.