This Brief was produced by the Center on Court Access to Justice for All (www.ncsc.org/atj), an initiative of the National Center for State Courts (NCSC). The Center offers resources and technical assistance to help judges and courts advance access to justice, especially for poor and low-income individuals. It works closely with the Conference of Chief Justices, the Conference of State Court Administrators and other national court organizations to implement access-to-justice solutions. The Center is supported by the Public Welfare Foundation (PWF). November 2012