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John Minor Wisdom Award

The submission form for the 2023 award is now closed. Notifications will go out soon. The award will be presented at the 2023 Litigation Section Annual Conference at the Loews Atlanta Hotel. The award recipient will be provided airfare, one night hotel accommodations and two tickets to the awards luncheon on Thursday, April 22.


Trial Lawyers: The Palladium of Access to Justice

By Paul Mark Sandler – July 23, 2021 | The women of ancient Rome have much to teach us about the importance of courage when facing fearful odds.

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A Mediation Story about Access to Justice

By John M. Barkett – July 23, 2021 | A personal tale shows the good things that can happen when we make an effort to provide justice for all.

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Practice Points

The EAJA: Inapplicability to Habeas Claims

By Dalton Courson – July 19, 2021 | Fourth Circuit holds that the Equal Access to Justice Act does not apply to habeas cases, barring attorney fee recovery.

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Now Accepting Nominations for John Minor Wisdom Award

By Access to Justice Committee – February 8, 2021 | The Access to Justice Committee is seeking nominations for the Section's prestigious 2021 John Minor Wisdom Public Service and Professionalism Award.

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Sound Advice

Best Practices in Dealing with Self-Represented Litigants

Former Pima County Superior Court Judge Karen Adam discusses the increase in self-represented litigants and what it means for the legal system as a whole. (11:06 min.)

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Learn how to get involved with the Access to Justice committee and maximize your Section membership!