Access to Justice

229 ABA Journal Access to Justice articles.

‘Hackcess to Justice’ teams will devise new tech to improve access to justice

As the ABA Annual Meeting gets underway in Boston, teams of law students, lawyers, and computer programmers will be gathering at nearby Suffolk University Law School to help solve a…

How can we apply New Normal principles to increase access to justice?

Before law school, I worked for Daniel Patrick Moynihan, the Democratic senator from New York.

That job exposed me to a lot of interesting experiences, none perhaps more so than…

Aggressive action—not tinkering—is required to resolve the access to justice crisis

There is a deep access-to-justice crisis in this country—but the legal profession gets a failing grade for its response to it. Consider this:

• More than 61 million people eligible…

Access-to-Justice Hackathon: Call for ideas

The ABA Journal and Suffolk University Law School are planning to host a “hackathon” in conjunction with the ABA Annual Meeting this Aug. 7-12 in Boston.

There’s been no formal…

Should small firms be the ones to close the access-to-justice gap? | How to be a great local counsel

Corrected: Last week, the New York City Bar Association announced some new pilot programs: a New Lawyer Institute, which would offer a yearlong…

Best way to boost access to justice? Change ethics rules, ‘13 Legal Rebel Renee Knake says
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ABA commission promotes access to civil justice with grants to five groups

Citing a goal of expanding access to civil justice, an ABA commission has announced grants to courts and legal groups in five states.

The money would promote Access to Justice…

Stepping Up for the Underserved: Lawyers’ Pro Bono Is Key to Providing Equal Access to Justice
LSC to Grant $3.4M for Technology to Improve Access to Justice

Updated: The Legal Services Corporation announced this week that it will grant more than $3.4 million to organizations looking to improve Web-based resources for low-income Americans.

The money to 43…

Talking 2012 & Beyond: Techshow Highlights Access to Justice, Ben Stein and Zombies
Stephen Zack to Chair Access to Justice Center
Former ABA President Zack to Lead Access to Justice Group; ‘Justice Index’ Among Its Projects

Immediate-past ABA President Stephen N. Zack will continue to promote access to justice as the new chairman of a national advocacy group.

Zack has been named chairman of the National…

Greater Access to Justice, Not Wall Street, Will Solve US Problems, Ben Stein Says in Keynote

ABA Techshow keynote speaker Ben Stein applauded technological advances that enable U.S. (and Canadian) lawyers to increase access to justice for their fellow citizens in a Friday…

New Commission Aims to Improve Access to Justice for Fast-Growing Hispanic Population

The ABA’s new Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities will look at how to improve access to the justice system for…