Nevada Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission (NSCAJC)

The Nevada Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice was created by order in June 2006.
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Primary geographic focus: Nevada
Organization type(s): ATJ Initiative
Acronym or short name: NSCAJC
Tags: Access to Justice Commissions

The purpose of the Access to Justice Commission shall be to:

  1. Assess current and future needs for civil legal services for persons of limited means in Nevada.
  2. Develop statewide policies designed to support and improve the delivery of legal services.
  3. Improve self-help services and opportunities for proper person litigants and increase pro bono activities.
  4. Develop programs to increase public awareness of the impact that limited access to justice has on other government services and on society.
  5. Investigate the availability of and pursue increased public and private financing to support legal services organizations and other efforts to provide legal services to persons of limited means.
  6. Recommend legislation or rules affecting access to justice to the supreme court.


News Story

In Civil Court, Most Low-Income Nevadans Can’t Get Attorneys

Public News Service (PNS)
August 1, 2018
If you can't afford an attorney, one will be provided for you in American criminal courts. But that isn't the case in civil courts, and a new study examines the thousands of cases each year of Nevadans facing the legal system without representation.

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Nevada’s rising poverty population results in unmet legal needs

Riley Snyder
Nevada Independent
August 26, 2018
A survey conducted last year found that households with income less than 125 percent of the federal poverty level have a total of about 147,000 legal “needs” every year — yet 76 percent of those needs are never addressed or resolved.

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