211 ABA Journal Access to Justice articles.
“Change must come, not just through outrage but by powerful, countervailing forces. Every state needs strong and enforced hate crime laws, prosecution of police officers who abuse their power, and top-down political resolve that this will not be tolerated,” writes the ABA Journal’s Liane Jackson.
May 27, 2020 8:00 AM CDT
May 15, 2020 10:33 AM CDT
When nonprofit law firm Open Legal Services ceased operating last year, the news sent a shudder through the nonprofit legal world and raised questions about whether the nonprofit model could work for other firms.
May 12, 2020 10:21 AM CDT
Just weeks ago, the idea might have seemed inconceivable. Now, as remote meetings using videoconferencing tools such as Zoom become a regular fixture in courts, some are concerned that virtual trials would deprive defendants of the constitutional right to confront witnesses, an impartial jury, due process of law and effective counsel.
May 11, 2020 8:00 AM CDT
May 4, 2020 9:00 AM CDT
Apr 30, 2020 9:36 AM CDT
PACER seems like a simple enough concept: It provides digital access to U.S. appellate, district and bankruptcy records and documents. But the people the ABA Journal spoke with describe PACER as less of a service to citizens and more of a labyrinth that’s not only difficult to navigate but also costly and tedious to even enter.
Apr 30, 2020 8:00 AM CDT
Apr 27, 2020 3:10 PM CDT
Apr 27, 2020 10:00 AM CDT
The power to respond to a public health crisis exists in the U.S. Constitution, state constitutions, regulations and case law. But the way they fit together is not always clear, especially in the wake of a modern-day global crisis.
Apr 21, 2020 8:00 AM CDT
Every lawyer, from the solo practitioner to lawyers in large international firms, should ask themselves this question, says lawyer Thomas Aertgeerts. For young lawyers and law students, this is even more important.
Apr 16, 2020 8:00 AM CDT
The COVID-19 pandemic has limited access to courts across the country, including in Massachusetts.
Apr 9, 2020 3:40 PM CDT
Apr 8, 2020 10:08 AM CDT
Apr 3, 2020 9:41 AM CDT
Proponents of bail bond reform argue that bond retention statutes are unconstitutional, unfairly place the cost of criminal justice on the backs of defendants before they have been convicted of any crime, and result in innocent people pleading guilty, many of them indigent.
Apr 1, 2020 9:16 AM CDT