STATE COMPARISONS

Civil legal aid providers, and related organizations, information sources and press clips from this geographical area. If you see something in your area that you think we should consider editing or adding, please contact us


Good Sources

Justice Index — Helpful interactive website, launched 2014 and updated regularly, that offers state-by-state comparisons.

Access Across America report (2011) — full report (PDF)” — In 2011, Rebecca L. Sandefur and Aaron C. Smyth authored “Access Across America: First Report of the Civil Justice Infrastructure Mapping Project” “full report (PDF)“. This report was the first-ever state-by-state portrait of the services available to assist the U.S. public in accessing civil justice. The report documents, for the nation as a whole and individually for the 50 states and the District of Columbia, five aspects of the access to civil justice infrastructure: connecting, funding, delivery, coordination and regulation. Data was gathered from October 2010 to May 2011, so parts of the report may be out of date. Still, it’s one good place to start. Ask knowledgeable people from the relevant state to confirm facts and update you on recent developments.


Organizations (not Providers) Related to This Geographic Area

Selected, incomplete list of organizations that have done something relating to civil legal aid. Listing below does not imply endorsement.

Justice Index -- Launched 2014 by the National Center for Access to Justice (NCAJ), this website presents data comparing the performance of state-based justice systems in assuring access to justice.

National Center for Access to Justice (NCAJ) at Fordham Law School -- Nonprofit 501(c)(3), affiliated with Fordham Law School and other law schools, dedicated to policy reform that helps people obtain justice in the courts. Based in New York City.


Other Information Sources

National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel: Interactive map for state comparisons


Press Clips Covering This Geographic Area

Expanding Legal Aid
December 7, 2014 | New York Times (NYT) | David Udell , Ellen Rosenthal | Letter to Editor

Equal Justice Also Means Equal Access
November 19, 2014 | Jacksonville (Illinois) Journal Courier | Editorial Board of Jacksonville (Illinois) Journal Courier | Editorial

Kentucky Courts Near Bottom In Serving Low Income Population
November 18, 2014 | WKU Public Radio (Kentucky) | News Story

Illinois Ranks 49th for How Court System Serves Disadvantaged
November 17, 2014 | Associated Press (AP) | Dave Collins | News Story