Justice Index Project Advances, as Pfizer Inc and Dozens of Summer Associates, Pro Bono, Join Study of Self Represented Parties in Child Support Cases — See National Law Journal Profile

In summer 2013, the National Center for Access to Justice, in partnership with the Pfizer Inc and with the 15 law firms that comprise the Pfizer Legal Alliance, carried out a study of the role of Family Court Support Magistrates in child support collection proceedings involving self represented parents in Kings County Family Court in … Continue reading

National Center for Access to Justice Publishes Article on Justice Index, in MIE Journal

The September 2012 issue of the Management Information Exchange Journal includes an article by National Center for Access to Justice attorneys Laura Abel and David Udell, “The Justice Index: Measuring Access to the Courts.”  The article describes the types of 50-state data that we intend to include in the Justice Index, such as How many … Continue reading

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 access to the justice system.  Here is how the National Center for Access to Justice … Continue reading

Steve Zack & Laura Abel Discuss Court Funding Crisis on Lawyer2Lawyer Podcast

Courts across the country are laying off staff, limiting hours, and in some cases, suspending jury trials.  Solutions have been difficult to identify, but important work is being done.  In this edition of the Lawyer2Lawyer podcast, two guests, Steve Zack, immediate past president of the American Bar Association, and Laura Abel, interim director of the … Continue reading

National Law Journal Op Ed by NCAJ’s Director Calls for Justice Index

In the December 5, 2011 edition of the National Law Journal, David Udell, the Center’s Director, and Cara Anna, the Center’s summer 2011 fellow, have co-authored an op ed calling for a national Justice Index. As explained in the piece, “A national Justice Index would be a high-profile annual ranking of each state’s approach to … Continue reading

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