Access to justice, the ability to understand the law and to obtain its protection, makes all the difference. It means that families can stay together, save their homes, secure their savings, protect themselves from harm, and even preserve their liberty. The National Center for Access to Justice is using data to increase access to justice.
- Join NCAJ for the 2018 Benefit for Justice Honoring Champions of Justice Louise Firestone & Roger Maldonado, in Costantino Hall at Fordham Law on November 14th (information and tickets, here).
- Join NCAJ for Tracking Outcomes from 4:15 to 4:45 pm, and Building the Civil Justice Reform Movement from 2:30 to 4:00 pm, on November 1st and 2nd,at the Annual Conference of National Legal Aid & Defender Association in Houston, Texas.
- The Justice Index – Using data to support states in competing to adopt best policies for access to justice. Learn more here.
- Tracking Outcomes: A Guide for Civil Legal Aid Providers & Funders – Educating the civil legal aid community on best practices for using data to improve circumstances of clients.
- National Science Foundation Award – Working with social scientists to identify and gather scholars across academic disciplines to build the field of access to justice.
- Sustainable Development Goal 16 – Working to implement the call of the UN’s Sustainable Development Agenda on all countries, including the US, to use data to expand access to justice.
- A2J Initiative at Fordham Law School – Working to expand access to justice, including by putting access to justice at the center of legal education.
- Received National Science Foundation grant to join Professors Rebecca Sandefur and Alyx Mark in AtJ Emerging Scholars Project.
- Published Tracking Outcomes: A Guide for Civil Legal Aid Providers & Funders
- Received American Bar Association’s Pro Bono Publico Award for Pro Bono Team that built the Justice Index.
- Supported USDOJ and partnering with Columbia’s Human Rights Institute with Recommended Access to Justice Indicators for Implementation of Goal 16 of the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda in the United States.
- Hosted Where the Civil and Criminal Justice Systems Meet, an evening panel discussion about global access to justice challenges and responses.
- Hosted A2J Summit at Fordham Law School, bringing national leaders together to re-envision a unified civil and criminal justice system reform movement
- Speaking on civil justice reform to Bob Herbert on Op-Ed.TV!
- Guiding civil right to counsel panel for New York State Bar Association
- Joining national leaders in launching Law360’s new access to justice news service
- Speaking on Pro Bono & Professional Development Roundtable with the National Association for Law Placement
- Receiving American Bar Association Pro Bono Publico Award for Justice Index Pro Bono Team