This document is intended for state (and equivalent jurisdiction) leaders who have begun the process of creating a new Access to Justice Commission. It focuses on the basic choices they must make in designing and launching a new Commission, through the initial kick-off. This document supplements Hallmarks of Effective Access to Justice Commissions, which is applicable to new Commissions as well as existing Commissions. Basic principles are supplemented with examples from existing Commissions. The Process for Designing a New Access to Justice Commission The core Access to Justice stakeholders in the state are involved as partners in the planning process. The planning process builds consensus about the potential benefit of a Commission. ABA materials are constantly being updated, please  click on this link for any future updates if available: UPDATE