In August 2008, the Tennessee Supreme Court declared Access to Justice its number one strategic priority, and, later that year, launched its Access to Justice campaign. On April 3, 2009, the Court created the Tennessee Access to Justice Commission and charged it with developing its first strategic plan within a year and updating the plan every two years thereafter. The 2012 Plan details the progress in implementing the goals of the Commission’s initial 2010 Strategic Plan. The 2012 Plan also addresses new objectives and benchmarks to address the civil legal needs crisis.