National Center for Access to Justice

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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Turner v. Rogers, Decided and Blogged

The Supreme Court on June 20, 2011 declined to find a categorical federal constitutional right to counsel for persons facing prison for  willful refusal to pay child support in proceedings initiated by an unrepresented spouse. The decision explicitly leaves open…
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