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357 ABA Journal Access to Justice articles.

Tech companies fight Justice Department over access to data

Apple, Google and Microsoft want to reassure customers that they are fighting the U.S. government’s access to data, resulting in conflicts with the U.S. Justice Department.

The New York Times…

Lawyers need to move beyond ‘access to justice’ to close the legal services gap

By many measures, lawyers’ “access to justice” initiatives are entirely ineffective:

• A study (PDF) from the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services found…

Avvo founder tells lawyers to ‘get rid of UPL’ if they want innovation and access to justice

Corrected: At the close of the first day of the ABA’s House of Delegates meeting, the House’s Committee on Issues of Concern presented talks that were “intended to be provocative.”

Immigration and access to justice will be hot topics as ABA Midyear Meeting opens in Houston

Midyear meetings of the ABA tend to focus on the administrative business of the association and many of its entities, but when this year’s meeting opens on Wednesday in Houston,…

They’re No Hacks: Technology takes center stage as a tool to improve access to justice

As we honor the past, we need fresh thinking to ensure access to justice for all

Part of access to justice gap is that Americans don’t know when to seek legal help, says study

Corrected: The findings of a study released Friday by the American Bar Foundation provide additional evidence of a serious gap in access to legal services for many Americans. But those…

‘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

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