Access to Justice Commissions

Directory and Structure

Welcome to the ATJ Commission directory page. Each ATJ Commission is listed below, along with a link to relevant websites, twitter accounts, and creation documents.

ATJ Commissions

The below directory includes all ATJ Commissions according to the definition provided here.

JURISDICTION

ATJ COMMISSION NAME

CREATION AND STRUCTURE

Alabama

Alabama Access to Justice Commission

Supreme Court Order, 2007

Mission and Functions

Operating rules

 

Alaska

Alaska Fairness and Access Commission

1998

Arizona

Arizona Commission on Access to Justice

Supreme Court Order, August 2014

Arkansas

Arkansas Access to Justice Commission

@ArkansasJustice

Supreme Court Order, 2003, on State Bar petition. 2015 Amendment.

Mission and Structure

Operating Rules

 

California

California Commission on Access to Justice

Created by participating entities, including Judicial Council and Judges Association, along with State Bar, 1996

Colorado

Colorado Access to Justice Commission

Created by agreement between State Bar and Supreme Court, 2003

Bylaws

Connecticut

Connecticut Access to Justice Commission

Supreme Court Charge, 2011

Delaware

Delaware Access to Justice Commission

Amended Supreme Court Order, 2014

District of Columbia

District of Columbia Access to Justice Commission

Court of Appeals created in 2005 for 2 year term. Continued in 2007, by Order

Florida

Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice

@FLAatcj

Administrative Order, 2014

Operating Procedures

 

Hawaii

Hawaii Access to Justice Commission

Supreme Court Rule, 2008

Illinois

Illinois Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission

Supreme Court Order, 2012

Indiana

Indiana Coalition for Court Access

Supreme Court Order, 2013;

New Coalition Order, 2016

Iowa

Iowa Access to Justice Commission

Supreme Court Order, 2016

Bylaws

 

Kansas

Kansas Supreme Court Access to Justice Committee

Supreme Court Order, 2010. New Rule updated, 2012

Kentucky

Kentucky Access to Justice Commission

Supreme Court Order, 2010

Louisiana

Louisiana Access to Justice Commission

Supreme Court Order, 2015

Maine

Maine Justice Action Group

Operates as coalition, initially convened by Chief Justice and federal judge, 1995

Maryland

Maryland Access to Justice Commission

Court of Appeals Rule, 2008. Reconstituted in 2013

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission

Proposed in 2004. Supreme Court Order, 2005. Reconstituted in 2010

Mission and Core Values, 2003

Mississippi

Mississippi Access to Justice Commission

@MississippiATJ

Supreme Court Order, 2006

Montana

Montana Access to Justice Commission

Supreme Court Order, 2012

Nebraska

Nebraska Access to Justice Commission

 

Nevada

Nevada Access to Justice Commission

Supreme Court Order, 2006

New Hampshire

New Hampshire Access to Justice Commission

Supreme Court Order, 2007. Reorganized, 2011

New Mexico

New Mexico Commission on Access to Justice

Supreme Court Order, 2004, on recommendation of State Bar Committee

New York

New York Permanent Commission on Access to Justice

New York Task Force to Expand Access to Civil Legal Services, 2010. Supreme Court Order, 2015

North Carolina

North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Commission

Revised supreme Court Order, 2014

Supreme Court Order, 2005

Mission and Structure, 2006

Bylaws

Organizational Relationships

 

 

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Access to Justice Commission

Supreme Court Order, 2014

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Advisory Commission for Access to Justice

2014

South Carolina

South Carolina Access to Justice Commission

@SCATJ

Supreme Court Order, 2007

Updated Court Order in 2014

Updated Court Order in 2016

Tennessee

Tennessee Access to Justice Commission

Supreme Court Order, 2009

Texas

Texas Access to Justice Commission

@TexasATJ

Supreme Court Order, 2001, on recommendation of State Planning Group

Vermont

Vermont Access to Justice Coalition

Created by joint resolution of Supreme Court, legal aid programs, law school, Bar Association, Bar Foundation, 2004

Mission Statement

Virgin Islands

Virgin Islands Commission on Access to Justice

Rule 301, 2014

Virginia

Virginia Access to Justice Commission

Supreme Court Order, 2013, on recommendation of Supreme Court's ATJ Planning Committee

Washington

Washington State Access to Justice Board

Supreme Court Order, 1994, on State Bar petition. Reauthorized 2012, Order 2016

Operational Rules, 2006

Operational Rules, 2015

 

Wisconsin

Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission

@wisatj

Supreme Court Order, 2009

Core Values and Mission

Bylaws

Articles of Incorporation

 

 

Wyoming

Wyoming Access to Justice Commission

Supreme Court Order, 2008

Bylaws

 

 

Other ATJ Entities

JURISDICTION

ATJ ENTITY

RECENT REPORT(S)

Georgia

State Bar of Georgia Access to Justice Committee

 

Michigan

State Bar of Michigan Standing Committee on Justice Initiatives

 

Minnesota

Minnesota State Bar Association Legal Services to the Disadvantaged Committee

 

Ohio

Ohio Legal Assistance Foundation

 

Oregon

Oregon Access to Justice Coalition