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A Different Take on The Supreme Court Vacancy — A Bipartisan Access to Justice Opportunity

The apparently inevitable partisan political wresting on the open Supreme Court seat has already started.  But maybe there’s a different way of thinking about this.  Although, after McConnel threw down the gauntlet about letting the people decide, I am not … Continue reading

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Pro Bono Could Lead the Way in Resolving the Struggle for the Soul of the Legal Profession

I have been up in Canada to address the excellent National Pro Bono gathering in Regina Saskatchewan, and hearing about the many pro bono and court innovations moving forward there, as well as from Justice Thomas Cromwell of their Supreme … 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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Free Technical Assisance and Travel Grants Available From NCSC Public Welfare Foundation Grant

Here is a timely reminder.  There is still money available in the access to justice court technical assistance and travel pool established at the National Center for State Courts by a grant from the Public Welfare Foundation.  But any grant … Continue reading

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What a Day at the White House!

Yesterday, Tuesday, was a White House Forum on Increasing Access to Justice in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.  LSC and the White House were the co-hosts.  Some of the highlights for me — all showing what a different time this … Continue reading

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The year in “Access to Justice”: Claudia Johnson Reports on Some Statistics from this Blog

From Claudia Johnson: Here I share with Richard’s permission some of the statistics behind the blog. In early 2011, when the blog just got started, the blog was getting less than 500 views a month.  The 2012 peak was reached … Continue reading

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Claudia Johnson on “A Tale of Two Bars”

So, this blog has shared information on the debate that ensued in Texas, when the Supreme Court moved to simplified family law forms. https://accesstojustice.net/2012/01/25/texas-supreme-court-moves-forward-on-forms/. The State Bar has tried to change  the Court’s decision to move towards simplifing the forms … Continue reading

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Free LSC Webinar on TIG Programs and Language Access, Wed March 14

Here is part of the announcement: On Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. (EDT) LSC will host “Language Access and LSC’s TIG Program: Legal Aid and Court Collaborations.” LSC is offering this webinar to help legal services providers better … Continue reading

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National Justice Corps Application Filed

Readers of this blog will know that a lot of networking has been going on to create a national application to the Corporation for National and Community Service to expand Justice Corps. I am happy to report that Pro Bono … Continue reading

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ABA Language Access Project and Conferences of Chiefs and Court Administrators Agree on Proposed Langauge Access Standards

This is great news.  The ABA Language Access Project of SCLAID and the Conference of Chief Justices, and the Conference of State Court Administrators have agreed on Language Access Standards. (Or, to be more precise, the Standards go before the … Continue reading

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Bi-Partisan Support for Senencing Reform and Re-Entry Programs

The ACLU as a nice report out, highlighting how even the more conservative states are embracing sentencing reform as a way of saving money on incarceration.  It highlights reforms in Texas, Mississippi, Kansas, South Carolina, Kentucky, and Ohio. The NYT … Continue reading

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