Access to Justice
80 ABA Journal Access to Justice articles.
Ari Kaplan: Why is Legaler funding its access to justice initiative through an initial coin offering?
Stevie Ghiassi: Fundraising has seen a significant shift to companies actually raising money directly from their communities.
Aug 17, 2018 6:05 AM CDT
After a year in which sexual harassment in the workplace has taken center stage, the ABA’s House of Delegates voted Tuesday to urge legal employers not to require mandatory arbitration of such claims.
Aug 7, 2018 2:44 PM CDT
An app is unlikely to solve complex trust issues in community policing, and hackathons have their own challenges simply in turning good ideas into workable prototypes. Getting a finished tech product in the hands of wary citizens would be a tall order. But the Aug. 4 daylong JusticeHack during the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago pointed at a winning approach to this dilemma.
Aug 5, 2018 2:00 PM CDT
Last month, I wrote here
about some potential changes to legal training in the United States, based on my own experience and conversations within and outside both the industry and country. The response was overwhelmingly positive from those who understood that I am trying to improve our profession for lawyers and clients alike.
Jul 13, 2018 7:05 AM CDT
People of modest means involved in civil cases are entitled to a court reporter if one is not already provided, the California Supreme Court ruled
Jul 6, 2018 4:15 PM CDT
A new report released Wednesday calls for civil legal aid to rethink how it uses data and tracks impact.
Jun 20, 2018 6:00 AM CDT
Barring a successful write-in candidate, Satana Deberry will be Durham, North Carolina’s next prosecutor. Previously a defense attorney, she is a part of a reform-focused cohort from both major parties. These district attorneys are not running on the usual “tough on crime” platform. Instead, they see the role of prosecutor as more than merely securing a conviction.
Jun 18, 2018 7:00 AM CDT
Since the late 1990s, Joyce Raby has spent a career bringing technology to legal aid. While a booster and believer in technology's potential to improve America's legal system, her experience is tempering.
"We've been saying for a very long time that technology was going to be the saving grace for the justice ecosystem," she says. "I don't think it is."
Jun 13, 2018 7:00 AM CDT
An Illinois Supreme Court administrative agency is taking comments on the concept that lawyers be allowed to participate in for-profit referral services.
The Illinois Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission survey
cites a state appeals-court finding that fee sharing with a local bar association was a "positive force" in improving access to justice.
Jun 5, 2018 7:00 AM CDT
The Legal Services Corp.'s funding should be restored "at least" to inflation-adjusted 2010 levels, ABA President Hilarie Bass said in testimony submitted to a U.S. Senate subcommittee Wednesday.
“The federal government has a definite role in promoting equal justice and justice for all,” her written testimony
says. “The federal role in promoting equal civil justice is
funding the Legal Services Corporation.”
May 23, 2018 5:29 PM CDT
When data scientists want to know if their artificial intelligence software can recognize handwritten digits, they have to test it. For most, this means taking a dataset of black-and-white handwritten symbols and running it through the software.
May 22, 2018 7:00 AM CDT
“Access to justice” is an interesting phrase. It suggests a right to justice, one that is generally accepted as a fundamental part of American culture and which is recognized in our Constitution’s Bill of Rights. But, in today’s world, access to justice is too often only theoretical.
May 17, 2018 7:15 AM CDT
On Easter Sunday, my husband woke me at 4 a.m. because his eyes were red and his vision clouded. Although it was painful, it was not an emergency-room situation, so we waited until the urgent care center opened. There, he was seen by a physician’s assistant who was more than capable of diagnosing his condition and providing a remedy—all without a doctor present.
May 11, 2018 8:30 AM CDT
New research confirms what many had suspected: women and minority founders are underrepresented in legal technology.
May 9, 2018 7:00 AM CDT
The Global Legal Hackathon
announced its winners Saturday night in New York City.
Apr 24, 2018 7:30 AM CDT
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