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ABA principles of a State System for The Delivery of Civil Legal Aid
Adopted by the House of Delegates of the American Bar Association , August 2006. The Goal: A state’s system for the delivery of civil legal aid provides a ...
Tue, 1 Aug, 2017 at 11:02 AM
Designing and Launching a New Access to Justice Commission: ABA June 2014
This document is intended for state (and equivalent jurisdiction) leaders who have begun the process of creating a new Access to Justice Commission. It f...
Fri, 19 Aug, 2016 at 1:43 PM
State Access to Justice Commissions: Creation, Composition, and Further Details Prepared by the ABA Resource Center for Access to Justice Initiatives
Table: State-by-State Comparison of Commission Structure.LINK: https://www.americanbar.org/content/dam/aba/administrative/legal_aid_indigent_defendants/ATJR...
Tue, 1 Aug, 2017 at 11:03 AM
Access to Justice Commission Initiatives Examples and Resources: ABA April 2015
Examples of initiatives led by state ATJ Commissions or in which a Commission has played a leading role. Contact the ATJ staff person in the state for more ...
Tue, 1 Aug, 2017 at 11:05 AM
SELF-ASSESSMENT TOOL FOR ACCESS TO JUSTICE COMMISSIONS: ABA August 20104
This self-assessment tool is presented in three different formats, each of which is designed to serve a separate purpose: 1) The first is a Checklist of...
Fri, 19 Aug, 2016 at 2:04 PM
A FRAMEWORK FOR OUTCOME EVALUATIONS OF ACCESS TO JUSTICE COMMISSION PROJECTS
Why should an Access to Justice Commission evaluate its projects? Self-assessment is often not the norm in the public sector, including among organizations ...
Tue, 1 Aug, 2017 at 11:06 AM
ABA Access to Justice Commission Chairs Monthly Conference Call - June, 2013 Law-practice Incubator Programs for Law School Graduates
Commission Conference Call Materials: Several law schools and bar associations have launched practice incubator programs that serve the dual goals of ...
Fri, 19 Aug, 2016 at 2:10 PM
ABA Standards for Language Access in Courts
These Standards for Language Access in Courts are intended to assist courts in designing, implementing, and enforcing a comprehensive system of language acc...
Tue, 1 Aug, 2017 at 11:13 AM
An Analysis of Rules that Enable Lawyers to Serve Self-Represented Litigants: August 2014
This white paper has been prepared by the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services. The purpose of the paper is to pr...
Tue, 1 Aug, 2017 at 11:14 AM
ABA: Unbundling Fact Sheet
Unbundling refers to the practice of breaking legal representation into separate and distinct tasks. Think of unbundling as an a la carte option for legal s...
Tue, 1 Aug, 2017 at 11:15 AM