Hawaii Access to Justice Commission (HATJC)

The Access to Justice Commission, which was created in May, 2008 by the new Hawai`i Supreme Court Rule 21, formed several committees to assist in carrying out its work.
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Primary geographic focus: Hawaii
Organization type(s): ATJ Initiative
Acronym or short name: HATJC
Tags: Access to Justice Commissions

The Access to Justice Hui, in response to their findings, generated a Community Wide Action Plan containing ten “Action Steps” to increase access to justice in Hawaii by 2010. Action Step one was to form an Access to Justice Commission that would “provide ongoing leadership and oversee efforts to increase funding and improve delivery of legal services to low-income residents.”


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Partnership Provides Accessible Legal Aid

Big Island Now
June 2, 2015
Article covers the latest developments in the ongoing effort to improve access to the courts for people of all income levels, with special emphasis on Hawai’i’s self-represented litigants.

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Hawaii Ranks Well in Access to Justice

Nancy Cook Lauer
West Hawaii Today (Big Island)
November 15, 2014
Citing the access to justice commission and partnering with civil legal aid programs, Hawaii ranks high according to the recently updated Justice Index.

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