Access to Justice Commissions

Needs Assessments and Impact Studies

The ABA has produced a number of works assessing the ability of poor or moderate income people to use the justice system to obtain assistance with problems. Since then, a number of states have produced their own needs assessments and impact studies. The state reports are collected below on this page. Also, here are several national examinations of legal needs and access to justice.

Also, see the Legal Services Corporation page on Needs Assessment and Priority Setting

IOLTA Workshop Materials

View the below related presentation materials from the Summer 2016 IOLTA workshops, which took place in San Francisco, California.

Community Services Analysis LLC: Economic Impact and Social Return on Investment Reports. Company Information and Services Summary

Donna Southwell, Director of Policy Analysis at Massachusetts Legal Assistance Corporation: The Do-It-Yourself Economic Benefits Report

Mary Irvine, Director of External Affairs for the North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Commission: North Carolina's Economic Impact Report

Neil Steinkamp, Managing Director, Dispute Advisory & Forensic Services, Stout Risius Ross, Inc: Presentation Materials

State Needs Assessments and Impact Studies

JURISDICTION

LEGAL NEEDS STUDIES

IMPACT STUDIES

Alabama

2013 Report

2015 Report

 

 

Alaska

 

2012 Report

 

 

Arizona

2007 Report

2013 Report

 

2013 Report

Arkansas

2013 Report

2014 Report

California

2011 Legal Needs of Seniors

2001 Report

2009 SRL Report

2012 Report

2014 Report

Colorado

2011 Report

2012 Report

Connecticut

2003 Report

2016 Report

2016 Report Appendices

 

Delaware

2011 Legal Needs of Seniors

2018 Report

District of Columbia

2003 Report

2008 Report

 

Florida

2006 Legal Needs of Seniors

2007 Domestic Violence Needs Report

2013 Legal Needs of Seniors

2010 Report

2016 Report

 

Georgia

2006 Legal Needs of Seniors

2008 Report

2013 Legal Needs of Seniors

2013 Report

Hawaii

2007 Report

 

Idaho

2008 Legal Needs of Seniors

2013 Report

 

Illinois

2005 Report

2012 Report

Independent

 

2015 Report

Indiana

2008 Report

2019 Report

2018 Report

Iowa

2010 Legal Needs of Seniors

2013 Report

2018 Report

Kansas

2011 Report

2015 Report

 

Kentucky

2007 Legal Needs of Seniors

2008 Legal Needs of Seniors

2010 Report

Louisiana

2011 Report

2011 Report

2016 Report

2018 Report

Maine

2010 Legal Needs of Seniors

2013 Legal Needs of Veterans

2016 Report

Maryland

2009 Baltimore LGBT Needs Report

2013 Report

Massachusetts

2002 Report Appendix

2003 Report

2011 Legal Needs of Seniors

2005 Report

2006 Report

2010 Report

2011 Report

2014 Report

2015 Report

Michigan

2008 Legal Needs of Seniors

2013 Pro Bono

2015 Report

 

Minnesota

2009 Article

2011 Report

2013 Report

2016 Report

Mississippi

2009 Report

2017 Report

Missouri

 

2009 Report

Montana

2005 Report

2014 Legal Needs of Seniors

2015 Report

Nebraska

2017 Report

2003 Report

2007 Report

Nevada

2008 Report

2018 Report

2018 Executive Summary

2018 Fact Sheet

2018 PowerPoint

2018 Appendices

2018 Report

2018 Executive Summary

2018 Fact Sheet

New Hampshire

2010 Report

2013 Report

2006 Report

2011 Report

2013 Report

New Jersey

2002 Report2006 Report

2009 Report

 

New Mexico

2013 Report

 

New York

2010 Report

1998 Report

2010 Report

2011 Report

2013 Report

2014 Report

2015 Report

2016 Report

North Carolina

2002 Report

2003 Report

2010 Legal Needs of Seniors

2014 Report

 

North Dakota

2008 Legal Needs of Seniors

2008 Report

 

Ohio

1991 Report

2008 Legal Needs of Seniors

2011 Cleveland Area Report

2013 Domestic Violence Needs Report

2010 Report

2012 Report

Oklahoma

 

2011 Report

Oregon

2000 Report

2019 Report

 

Pennsylvania

2010 Report

2009 Report

2010 Report

2011 Report

2012 Report

2014 Report

2018 Report

Rhode Island

2004 Report
2010 Legal Needs of Seniors

 

South Carolina

 

 

South Dakota

 

 

Tennessee

2004 Report

2014 Report

2015 Report

 

 

Texas

 

2009 Report

2013 Report

Utah

2005 Legal Needs of Seniors

2007 Report

 

Vermont

2001 Report

2007 Report

2010 Legal Needs of Seniors

 

Virginia

2007 Report

2005 Report

2011 Report

2015 Report

2016 Report

Washington

2003 Report

2004 Report

2015 Report

 

West Virginia

2003 Report

 

Wisconsin

2006 Report

2007 Report

2016 Report

 

Wyoming