Maryland Access to Justice Commission (MDATJC)

The Maryland Access to Justice Commission sunset on December 31, 2014. The Commission develops, consolidates, coordinates and implements policy initiatives to expand access to and enhance the quality of justice in civil legal matters.
Organization website

Primary geographic focus: Maryland
Organization type(s): ATJ Initiative
Acronym or short name: MDATJC
Tags: Access to Justice Commissions

The Commission brings together leaders and stakeholders from the Maryland Judiciary and its many justice system partners, including members of the legal services delivery system, the Maryland State Bar Association, the Executive and Legislative Branches, and the Governor’s Office.


News Story

Lawyers launch fresh push to get poor represented in Maryland civil courts

Ian Duncan
Baltimore Sun
February 1, 2016
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and other top lawyers launch fresh push for more civil legal aid in Maryland.

News Story

Lawmakers seek legal aid for tenants facing eviction in Baltimore

Doug Donovan
Baltimore Sun
July 3, 2017
Del. Sandy Rosenberg and Baltimore City Councilman Robert Stokes, both Democrats, hope their efforts can generate momentum for an issue that has stalled in Maryland while gaining traction across the nation.


Fee shifting can help restore balance to rent court

Joseph Mack
Baltimore Sun
October 16, 2017
The landlords rarely suffer significant consequences for allowing unsafe property conditions, and tenants frequently struggle to navigate the system even when their cases are strong.

News Story

Pro bono groups transition to remote services amid virus outbreak

Louis Krauss
Daily Record (Maryland)
March 18, 2020


Joe Surkiewicz: Voices for Civil Justice raise profile of civil legal aid

Joe Surkiewicz
Daily Record (Maryland)
May 1, 2014
Voices for Civil Justice is a non-partisan communications hub with the mission of raising awareness of the vital role legal aid plays in helping people provide for their health, their livelihoods and their families.

This page last modified: Mon, April 13, 2015 -- 5:06 pm ET