National Center for Access to Justice

Launch Date Set for New Justice Index 2016 – May 11, 2016

The Justice Index, www.justiceindex.org, is NCAJ’s data-intensive online resource using indicators and findings to identify and to support the replication of laws, rules and policies intended to help increase access to justice in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and, soon, Puerto Rico.

Followers of the Justice Index, including many leaders in state justice systems, know that NCAJ has been conducting a research initiative to update and expand the Justice Index with the support of more than 50 attorneys volunteering pro bono from five leading law firms (Kirkland & Ellis, Morgan Lewis, O’Melveny & Myers, Patterson Belknap, and Simpson Thacher).

In this update, we are delighted to announce that NCAJ intends to launch Justice Index 2016 on May 11, 2016. At 12:01am, the new content of the expanded and strengthened Justice Index 2016 will go live at www.justiceindex.org. (existing content of the original Justice Index, first released in March 2014, will migrate to a new site where it will remain available, www.justiceindex2014.org).

In addition to flipping the switch to post the new data and migrate the original data, NCAJ will host a launch event — The Launch of the Justice Index 2016 –  from 5pm to 6pm CST on the evening of May 11, 2016 in the Red Lacquer Ballroom at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in Chicago. The event will occur alongside the Equal Justice Conference hosted that week at the Palmer House by the American Bar Association and the National Legal Aid & Defender Association.

Please join us at The Launch of the Justice Index 2016. The event will be open to the access to justice community, light snacks will be served, the Justice Index 2016 will be demonstrated by David Udell and Jamie Gamble of the National Center for Access to Justice at Cardozo Law School, and additional speakers will offer their perspectives on the Justice Index in light of their roles at the U.S. Department of Justice, the Illinois and Massachusetts Courts, and the Chicago Bar Foundation. Please join us if you are in Chicago on the evening of the 11th at 5pm CST.

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