Structure, Funding & Governance


Voices for Civil Justice is a sponsored project of, and is administered legally and fiscally by, the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation based in Washington, DC.


The Public Welfare Foundation and The Kresge Foundation are the founding funders of Voices for Civil Justice, and they continue to provide critical, core support. Additional generous funding is provided by The JPB Foundation, Equal Justice Works, The Ford Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Open Society Foundations.

Advisory Committee*

Katherine Alteneder, Self-Represented Litigation Network

Pam Casey, National Center for State Courts
Principal Court Research Consultant

Lan Diep, San José City Council
Council member

Alan Jenkins, The Opportunity Agenda
Co-Founder and former President

Karen Lash, The Justice in Government Project at American University
Practitioner-in-Residence and Director

John NethercutPublic Justice Center
Executive Director

Ron Flagg, Legal Services Corporation

David Stern, Equal Justice Works
Executive Director

Betty Balli Torres, Texas Access to Justice Foundation
Executive Director

David Udell, National Center for Access to Justice
Executive Director

Jason Vail, American Bar Association Division for Legal Services
Division Director / Chief Counsel

Jo-Ann Wallace, National Legal Aid and Defender Association

*Affiliations for identification purposes only.