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The Justice Index: Facts and a Conversation

“Every person seeking justice deserves a chance to be heard. Extraordinary efforts by courts, legal aid services, legislators and activists make that possible. The Justice Index presents, for the first time, clear and detailed pictures of the scope of the work being done and where more is needed.  The Justice Index was created by National Center for Access to Justice (NCAJ) with the pro bono help of Pfizer, Skadden Arps, other law firms in the Pfizer Legal Alliance, UBS, students at Cardozo School of Law and University of Pennsylvania Law School, Deloitte, and MSDS. The NCAJ is grateful to all of these participants, without whose help the Justice Index would not exist. While the full future scope of the Justice Index is under continuous development, the Justice Index currently reports on four elements of state-based justice systems:

  • the number of civil legal aid attorneys serving the poor;
  • systems available to assist self represented litigants;
  • systems available to assist people with limited English proficiency; and,
  • systems available to assist people with disabilities.”

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