The State Bar is pleased to devote this edition of the Journal to the issue of equal access to justice. The lack of equal access to legal services and to the courts for all citizens has remained a perplexing problem in our democracy. Chief Justice Mark Martin focused the state’s legal community on the issue when he convened the Convocation on the Future of the Delivery of Legal Services in North Carolina in May at the Bar Center in Cary and announced the creation of the North Carolina Commission on the Administration of Law and Justice, which will include in its focus the future delivery of legal services in North Carolina.