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Video of Mary McClymont on Importance of Justice For All Innovations For Every Substantive Issue

Recently, I blogged about Mary McClymont’s moving and wonderful speech when she got the Champion of Justice Award. Now, here is the video. Some of the key text: .  .  .  there is good news: the crisis has given rise … Continue reading

Posted in 100% Access Strategy and Campaign, Access to Justice Boards, Access to Justice Generally, Bar Associations, Communications Strategy, Court Management, Funding, Law Schools, Legal Aid, Media, Political Support, Poverty, Public Education, Public Welfare Foundation, Self-Help Services, Social Workers, Systematic Change

Assessing a Justice for All Strategic Plan

With a powerful tool kit out there to help states engage in 100% access to justice strategic planning, and with states now engaged in the process (and not only those with grants from the JFA Project), I thought it might … Continue reading

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Mary McClymont’s Governing Magazine Op-Ed Moves the Chief’s Resolution and Justice For All Message to the Other Branches

I suspect that most in the non-judicial branches are still largely unaware of the the Chiefs’ 100% Resolution, making access to justice the office bi-partisan policy of the United States, let alone that they have thought about the implications for … Continue reading

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Justice for All Grants Show Bipartisan Momentum on Access to Justice and Listening to the Voice of the People

Today sees the announcement of the awards in the Justice for All project. As the announcement issued by NCSC and the Public Welfare Foundation put it: “Given the large number of people who are struggling economically, the increase of self-represented … Continue reading

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Integrating the ABA Futures Report and the Justice For All Components

Its finally here, the ABA Future of Legal Services Report. As expected, it covers a lot of ground, and is a lot to read. As an aid to speedy integration into other projects, I have prepared this table that compares … Continue reading

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The Guidance for the Justice For All Strategic Planning Process Will Help In Many Ways Beyond The Development of Planning Project Proposals

The Justice for All Strategic Planning Guidance Materials are now published here. They will be very helpful for the states that are in the process of putting together the proposals for strategic planning money that are due on October 5, … Continue reading

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Justice for All Project “Fast Facts” Underlines Potential of this Moment

More information is now available about the new “Justice For All” project which will support the access to justice services strategic planning process urged upon the states by the Conference of Chief Justices Resolution.  (Disclosure; I am involved with the … Continue reading

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Another Important Piece of the Justice for All Strategy Falls Into Place — Resources and Funding for Strategic Planning

As every reader of this blog knows, the Access Resolution passed by the Conference of Chief Justices and the Conference of State Court Administrators is important not only because of its endorsement of the “aspirational goal” of 100% access to … Continue reading

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Center for Court Access to Justice for All Issues First Accss Brief on Self-Help Services

This Brief is the first of a series of Access Briefs, developed by the National Center for State Court’s new Center for Court Access to Justice for All. The Brief, like those to follow, is a short summary of the … Continue reading

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A Challenge: How Do We Even Out The Rates of Media Outreach Capacity for Access to Justice at the National and States Level?

Voices for Civil Justice, funded by the Public Welfare Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, and others, and headed by Martha Bergmark, has done amazing work in terms of getting the access to justice messave out at the national level. They have … Continue reading

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Critically Important Speech by NY CJ Lippman on “The Judiciary as the Leader of the Access to Justice Revolution”

On Tuesday, Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman delivered a very important speech.  While the whole speech is very valuable, two particular aspects stand out for me. The first is the the very strong language, and examples, reflecting the speech title The … Continue reading

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The Story of “Call for Justice” — Leveraging Online Legal Information, the 211 System and Beyond

A few months ago, I was particularly excited to hear about a Minnesota initiative that leveraged the power of 211 systems with the legal help resources developed by that state’s access community to achieve a huge increase in usage of … Continue reading

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Thoughts from the Canadian Envisioning Equal Justice Summit — Parallel Paths to Innovation and Access

I am just back from Vancouver and the Canadian Bar Association Envisioning Equal Justice Summit.  My main conclusion is that the Canadians and the US are now on very similar and potentially supportive paths. The Summit was brought together to … Continue reading

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Important Call for Posters — Access to Justice Research Meeting

Here is the Call for Posters for the Access to Civil Justice: Re-envisioning and Reinvigorating Research Workshop, funded by NSF. This poster concept may not be familiar to all of us in access to justice, but it is now absolutely … Continue reading

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Justice Breyer Urges Debate on Need for Triage and Generally Urges Experimentation

Today was the NLADA Centennial Conference Awards Luncheon. Supreme Court Justice Breyer, Attorney General Holder and Congressman John Lewis spoke.  An impressive list and a powerful moment. Innovation advocates will be encouraged to learn that in the course of a … Continue reading

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