The Commission was reconstituted by the SJC in February 2010. A report on accomplishments in 2010 can be found on the Commission’s website.
In 2011, the Commission expanded its efforts.
New resources for legal assistance to low-income individuals were developed.
Pro bono efforts by Massachusetts’ lawyers, both in-house and in firms, were expanded.
The systems that deliver legal assistance were studied, recommendations for improvements were adopted and are being implemented.
Access to justice in administrative forums continued to draw Commission attention.
The assistance available to self-representing litigants was improved, through enhanced technology, expanded information on the web and in the courts, and support for social service agencies that provide help to consumers with legal problems.