California Commission on Access to Justice (CCATJ)

The 26-member commission of lawyers and judges, as well as academic, business, labor and community leaders, was established to explore ways to improve access to civil justice for Californians living on low and moderate incomes.
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Primary geographic focus: California
Organization type(s): ATJ Initiative
Acronym or short name: CCATJ
Tags: Access to Justice Commissions

The commission was instrumental in establishing the $10 million Equal Access Fund for civil legal services to the indigent and works closely with the Judicial Council to improve access to the courts.

Members also serve on one or more subcommittees. The State Bar appoints 10 members to the commission, and the remaining 16 members are appointed by other statewide entities. The terms are three years, and members may serve two consecutive terms.



Jonathan Lippman: A Crusader for the Poor and Drug-Addicted

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September 1, 2014
New York's top judge is the brain behind many ideas that have upended the court system nationwide including legal aid for the poor, drug courts and foreclosure protections.

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