Fox’s Gregory Williams Appointed Co-Chair of Delaware-Based Access to Justice Commission

January 6, 2015 – Press Releases

Fox Rothschild LLP Partner Gregory Williams has been appointed co-chair of the Delaware Access to Justice Commission (Commission), which was formed by the Delaware Supreme Court in January 2014.

The Commission is made up of private citizens and was created to identify the critical needs related to access to justice in the state of Delaware and to develop realistic and cost-effective solutions to those issues.

The Commission, through its four subcommittees, will study and make recommendations to address, among other things: (i) whether resources devoted to providing legal services to the poor are effectively deployed, whether there would be gaps in funding regardless of whether resources are optimally deployed and creative means to close any gaps; (ii) how to increase the pool of qualified legal advisers to help litigants of limited means; (iii) rationalizing and coordinating the efforts of the various courts in helping pro se litigants, including considering the broadening the role of the law libraries to make them pro se litigant resource centers; and (iv) identifying the causes of the stark disparity between the percentage of Delawareans who are black and the percentage of those incarcerated in Delaware’s prisons who are black.

“There is a lot of work ahead of us,” Williams noted, “but collectively the Commission can conquer these tasks and create a better justice system for all in Delaware.”

Williams has a diverse practice focused on commercial, intellectual property and other business litigation for a wide range of corporate clients, including technology companies, manufacturers, financial institutions, energy companies, healthcare companies, retailers, government entities, colleges and universities and faith-based organizations.

He is active in many organizations and was previously the president and treasurer of the Delaware State Bar Association and is the former co-chair of the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Minority Attorney Committee.

Williams was also a founding member and is a past President of the Villanova University School of Law Minority Alumni Society Leadership Board.