Resource Center for Access to Justice Initiatives

About the Resource Center

The Resource Center serves judicial, private bar, and legal aid leaders who work together to provide low-income people with meaningful access to their justice systems.

  • Our website offers key resources, data, and frequent updates on ATJ Commissions and related projects from around the U.S.
  • Our staff and consultants provide technical assistance on creating and growing ATJ Commissions, and on boosting civil legal aid funding through a broad array of sources.

Access to Justice Headlines

"ATJ Headlines" - the latest news on ATJ Commissions, civil legal aid, and pro bono - is published every other Monday.  The March 10 edition, on our blog, has coverage of:

  • Oregon bill to fund legal aid with unclaimed class-action awards fails
  • Legal aid should share offices with other social services providers
  • Canadian government attorneys get more leeway to do pro bono work
  • new fellowships allow legal aid leaders to learn about intersection of healthcare and law
  • LSC and Obama Administration send legal aid budget proposals to Congress
  • state funding of legal aid providers announced in IL
  • U.N. to scrutinize U.S. civil justice gap
  • March 4 was ATJ Day in Maine
  • new law school clinic provides student support to self-represented litigants
  • LSC Technology Initiative Grant (TIG) funding available (March 17 deadline)
  • the “Justice Index” is launched
  • WI high court considers judicial code change to permit better communication with self-represented parties
  • a big conference on law-practice incubator programs (NY, April 3-4)
  • Mass. high court considering proposal to add ATJ as a topic on state bar exam
  • a “pro bono gap” in VA
  • new book explores practice models to serve modest-means client communities
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