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

Terry Brooks,
American Bar Association Division for Legal Services

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

John NethercutPublic Justice Center
Executive Director

Jim SandmanLegal Services Corporation

David Stern, Equal Justice Works
Executive Director

David Udell, National Center for Access to Justice
Executive Director

Jo-Ann Wallace, National Legal Aid and Defender Association

*Affiliations for identification purposes only.