This Brief was produced by the Center on Court Access to Justice for All (, 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).