Category Archives: Funding

With Nate Silver’s Election Prediction Launch a Couple of Days Ago, Its a Good Time to Think About Statistics, Predictions, Triage, and Education for Public Policy

Nate’s 2016 polls-only prediction is that Clinton has an 77.6% chance of winning. For those of us who talk about how triage is critical, his methodology page is well worth some attention. It is highly sophisticated, and reminds us just … Continue reading

Posted in Budget Issues, Funding, Medical System Comparision, Metrics, Outcome Measures, Public Education, Research and Evalation, Series: Outcome Measures, Systematic Change, Technology, Transparency, Triage | 1 Comment

Strategic Planning for Access for All Released

Here it is, the RFP for state strategic planning for access to Justice  for all. While the document speaks for itself, this might provide a good opportunity for some reminders and observations. I can not emphasize enough that these observations … Continue reading

Posted in 100% Access Strategy and Campaign, Access to Justice Boards, Access to Justice Generally, Funding, Outcome Measures

My Video on Five Ways to Incentivize Bar, Courts, Legal Tech and Nonprofits to Get Us to Access for All

Here is my second short video, made initially for the SRLN day at the Equal Justice Conference.  This one lays out five ways to use the power and threat of regulation/deregulation, and other incentives such as the tax code, to … Continue reading

Posted in 100% Access Strategy and Campaign, ABA, Access to Justice Boards, Bar Associations, Budget Issues, De-Regulation, Funding, Incnetives, Legal Aid, LSC, Middle Income, Mixed Model, Non-Lawyer Practice, Planning, Self-Help Services, Simplification, Software Developers, SRLN, Systematic Change, Tax Policy, Technology, video | 1 Comment

New Book on “Single Payer” has Important Insights on Lessons From Medicine For Access to Justice

My friend, and commentator on this blog, Dr. Jim Burdick, has just published his new book, Talking about Single Payer. Jim forcefully makes the case, based on his experience in the transplant world, for a system in which the availability … Continue reading

Posted in Funding, Medical System Comparision, Triage, video

Importance of White House Initiative, Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable, Gets Recognition in DC Bar Journal

The current issue of Washington Lawyer, the DC bar journal, contains a great article on the Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable. The article, under the title Ensuring Justice for All:  The White House Plan, finally gives some public recognition to the importance … Continue reading

Posted in 100% Access Strategy and Campaign, Access to Justice Boards, Access to Justice Generally, Dept. of Justice, Federal Agencies, Funding, Legal Aid, White House

Maybe a Good Time to Approach Philanthropy

Now might be a particularly good time to approach foundations and other philanthropists.  We all know about the incredible work that the Public Welfare Foundation has done to support access to justice. (Disclosure: including by helping me.) Now, President Mary … Continue reading

Posted in 100% Access Strategy and Campaign, Funding, Systematic Change | 1 Comment

Thoughts For Federal Agencies and ATJ Commissions Building on the White House LAIR Meeting

I am not sure that the ATJ Community fully appreciates the scope of the implications of the recent Legal Aid Inter-agency Round-table inaugural meeting, about which I first blogged here.  Nor, I suspect do all Federal agencies yet realize the … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Boards, Administative Proecdure, Dept. of Justice, Federal Agencies, Federal Courts, Funding, LAIR, White House

The Key to Making “Uber for Lawyers” Work

A recent blog post by a professor at Albany Law School explores whether an “Uber for Lawyers” would work.  (Longer paper, which includes triage and continuum of services, here). His argument: By offering technology-enabled legal services through an internet- or … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Counsel, Access to Justice Boards, Funding, Technology, Triage | 2 Comments

DOJ Dear Colleague Letter on Fines and Forfeiture is Another Game Changer

As the Times reports, DOJ has issued and sent to all the state chief  justices and state court administrators a Dear Colleague letter on the subject of court fines and fees.  The helpful and positive tone of the letter is … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally, Bail, Chasm with Communities, Court Fees and Costs, Funding, Judicial Ethics | 2 Comments

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

Posted in 100% Access Strategy and Campaign, Access to Justice Boards, Access to Justice Generally, Funding

Very Hopeful Poll on Views of Age 18-26 Cohort Has Major Justice Implications

Frank Luntz, a broadly respected Republican Pollster, has just issued a fascinating poll on attitudes of people aged 8 to 26, which he calls the “Snapchat generation,” for whatever reason. Bottom line, leaving the partisan stuff out, this generation are … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally, Communications Strategy, Funding

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

Posted in 100% Access Strategy and Campaign, Access to Justice Boards, Access to Justice Generally, Funding, Systematic Change

Moving to 100% Access Strategic Plans – The LSC TIG Program as Opportunity and Harbinger

The 2016 Legal Services Corporation Technology grant solicitation,due Feb 29, suggests one of the ways that the Chefs 100% Resolution can move towards true implementation. It creates as its first listed specific area of interest, “Achieving 100% Access,” which it … Continue reading

Posted in 100% Access Strategy and Campaign, Access to Justice Boards, Access to Justice Generally, Funding, IOLTA, Legal Aid, LSC, Outcome Measures, Systematic Change, Technology

Five Transformative Bar Reform Ideas To Get to 100% to Justice — Paper Abstract

A few months ago, the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics invited me to submit a paper on the relationship between access to justice, commercialization of the legal practice, and judicial ethics.  The paper will be published in the summer of … Continue reading

Posted in Attorney-Client, Bar Associations, Funding, Legal Aid, LSC, Middle Income, Mixed Model, Non-Lawyer Practice, Outcome Measures, Political Support, Systematic Change, Tax Policy, Technology, Triage, Unbundling | 2 Comments

Two Resources on Innovation and a Chance to Vote

The ABA Delivery Committee makes annual awards for innovation.  Now one of the awards is voted on by the general public.  Obviously, I encourage everyone to take a look and vote for the one you think is best.  But, I … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally, Funding, ILAG