National Center for Access to Justice

Robosigning, Unbundling, and Underfunded Indigent Defense

What do robosigning, unbundled legal services, and underfunded indigent defense have in common?  They are all examples of attorneys engaged in something less than full representation.  A new article by National Center for Access to Justice Deputy Director Laura Abel, published in…
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What Can Be Done When the Courts Violate Civil Rights?

The Department of Justice has released startling evidence that language barriers are leading to serious injustices in courts in North Carolina.  In a March 8 letter, DOJ warned North Carolina that its ongoing failure to provide court interpreters in civil…
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Steve Zack Is Chairman of NCAJ Board of Directors

The National Center for Access to Justice today announces that its new Chairman is Stephen Zack, Administrative Partner for Boies, Schiller & Flexner’s Miami office.  The Center is the single academically affiliated non-partisan law and policy organization dedicated exclusively to…
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100 Days Promoting Access to Justice

On November 4, DOJ’s Senior Counsel for Access to Justice Karen Lash issued a challenge to advocates and academics gathered at the University of Colorado Law School:  report to me in 100 days about what you have done to advance…
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ABA Puts the ALL in Equal Justice for All

Last week, the American Bar Association adopted a pathbreaking set of Standards for Language Access in Courts.  The Standards respond to a serious problem:  many court systems have little or no way to communicate with the growing number of Americans…
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