Access to Justice
56 ABA Journal articles on Access to Justice.
What will be a big legal trend for 2018? Mary E. Juetten is putting her hopes on legal technology improving access-to-justice problems.
Feb 14, 2018 8:25 AM CST
Legislatures should pass laws ensuring that low-income people are provided with legal counsel at public expense for any proceeding—criminal or civil and regardless of whether it was initiated by a…
Feb 5, 2018 8:33 PM CST
The Law School Admission Council and the Association of American Law Schools are coming together on a project to improve how the public sees the prospects of a legal education…
Feb 2, 2018 1:00 PM CST
Pro bono services aid women, children, families of color, the elderly and people who have disabilities.
Feb 1, 2018 2:55 AM CST
Last year, the legal profession continued to protect the delivery of legal services with multiple state bar ethics decisions
negatively impacting legal service providers Avvo, LegalZoom, and Rocket Lawyer. As I outlined last time
, 80 percent—or 4 in 5 Americans—cannot obtain legal help. In most industries, this would be seen as a massive market opportunity for existing providers.
Jan 12, 2018 8:30 AM CST
The first time I heard about the Washington State Bar Association’s Limited License Legal Technician program was when I hosted an Evolve Law event in Seattle in November 2015. I had just moved to the state and I was immediately intrigued by what I heard about the program.
Dec 8, 2017 8:30 AM CST
As my first two posts outlined, I believe that technology is necessary to bridge both the education gap
and the access-to-justice chasm
. Many have reached out on these important topics, and I had the pleasure of interviewing two New York-based leaders who are using technology to improve access to justice.
Nov 10, 2017 8:00 AM CST
Innovation in the legal field continues to grow at a rapid rate. According to LawSites blog there are nearly 700 legal technology vendors
while Stanford’s CodeX Techindex displays 732 companies
Oct 13, 2017 8:30 AM CDT
The American Bar Association believes this is a global civil rights issue, and we urgently need the help of lawyers and legal leaders across the country.
Oct 1, 2017 4:15 AM CDT
John D. Feerick, winner of the 2017 ABA Medal, called on lawyers to help close the justice gap by volunteering to help those in need and by supporting the Legal Services Corp.
Oct 1, 2017 1:30 AM CDT
For Joshua Browder, necessity really is the mother of invention. The 20-year-old London native is a self-described terrible driver who took action on his ton of traffic tickets while driving to and from high school.
“I’d get huge tickets, and I wouldn’t be able to pay them because I didn’t have a job,” Browder says. “I had to figure out a way to solve my problems legally."
Sep 14, 2017 8:30 AM CDT
Matthew Stubenberg’s legal career is shaped by the Great Recession. In 2010, he started law school at the University of Maryland, where he “fell in love with criminal defense.” However, upon graduation in 2013, the legal market was still recovering, and he was without a job. That was when Stubenberg learned how to code.
Sep 12, 2017 8:30 AM CDT
Access to justice, the justice gap, or equal justice, all describe the same problem. In the U.S, the majority of our citizens cannot get legal help, whether that is for criminal charges, civil matters, or their small-business issues.
Sep 8, 2017 8:00 AM CDT
Microsoft is investing $1 million into a program partnership with the Legal Services Corp. and Pro Bono Net to develop web portals to access legal aid information. The funds cover the technology, implementation costs and services, which the LSC is hoping to have available by the second half of 2018.
Sep 1, 2017 1:20 AM CDT
A legal aid office serving a heavily Navajo clientele is shutting three of its nine offices for financial reasons, the Santa Fe New Mexican reported Thursday.
DNA-People’s Legal Services…
Aug 21, 2017 4:00 PM CDT
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