This is in response to your letter dated April 1, 2015 concerning the Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice established last fall by Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Jorge Labarga. The Hillsborough County Bar Association (HCBA) strongly supports the efforts of the Commission to help address the unmet civil legal needs of disadvantaged, low-income, and moderate-income Floridians.


You explained in your letter that the Commission is developing a searchable repository of initiatives many Florida organizations, such as the HCBA, are currently engaged in to increase access to civil justice. Accordingly, below is summary of the HCBA's efforts to address the civil legal needs of disadvantaged, low-income Floridians based on the list of topics you provided in your letter.