Access to Justice

Access to justice is at the core of Lawyerist‘s mission. In addition to the information and ideas shared below, we seek out opportunities to use our resources to further access to justice.

Access-to-Justice Moonshot: Eliminate the Gap within 10 Years

CuroStudio is a partnership between CuroLegal, Lawyerist, Billie Tarascio, and the Mile 2 software development shop with the goal of closing the access-to-justice gap.

4 Types of Access-to-Justice Donations You Should Make This Year (That Aren’t Just Donating to Other Lawyers)

As the year draws to a close, consider increasing access to justice by donating to organizations that help individuals and communities thrive.

Electronic Wills, Access to Justice, and Corporate Interests

Florida is considering legalizing fully electronic wills, which could simplify and increase access to probate services.

How Access-to-Justice Efforts Are Changing the Law

Alternative legal services are positioning themselves as part of the solution to the access to justice problem. What does this mean for lawyers?

ABA, Washington Lawyers Lead the Way on Rapidly Deploying Websites

Both projects go to show that building an informational or information-gathering website can be a basic tool in a lawyer's toolbox.

Inclusive Law Firm Design

In designing your law firm—physically and virtually—make sure you think about accessibility for all individuals. This will ensure your firm is inclusively designed.

Podcast #98: Web Apps for Justice, with Brad Clark

“I Don’t Want a Free Lawyer, I Want a Real Lawyer”

Sometimes, people are a bit concerned that a free attorney isn't a "real" attorney. Here are some ways to combat that perception.

Podcast #92: Access to Justice Through Fotonovelas and Video Games, with Susan Garcia Nofi

Limited Scope Representation, Limited Access to Justice

Limited representation models—either by lawyers or nonlawyers—will probably not solve the access-to-justice gap.

Access to Justice Sometimes Benefits from Moving Software to the Cloud

Sometimes, all it takes to increase access to justice is moving software to the cloud.

The American Bar Association Should Be a Champion of Open Access to Law

The ABA should be a champion of open access to law, the foundation on which the future of access to justice will be built. And it should start by opening up the law it controls.

Measuring the Access-to-Justice Gap

Nearly 70% of defendants—and over 75% of all litigants—go to court without a lawyer. We aren't going to solve this gap with an app or more pro bono work.

Podcast #82: Starting a Non-Profit Firm While in Law School, with Jamie Sutton

Access to Justice is a Lot More Complicated than Making Lawyers Affordable

If we can make it less expensive to hire a lawyer, more people should be able to afford the legal help they need. That will narrow the gap, right? Maybe not.