D.C. Access to Justice Commission (DCAJC)


The D.C. Access to Justice Commission was created by the D.C. Court of Appeals in 2005 to help improve the ability of low– and moderate–income residents to access the civil justice system.
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Primary geographic focus: District of Columbia
Organization type(s): ATJ Initiative
Acronym or short name: DCAJC
Tags: Access to Justice Commissions

The Commission is responsible for raising the profile in our community of the need for equal access to justice. Established initially for a three–year term, the Court, in 2007, ordered the Commission’s work to continue indefinitely.

The Commission has eighteen Commissioners, including D.C. Court of Appeals and Superior Court judges, past Presidents of the D.C. Bar, Executive Directors of leading legal services providers, and other community leaders. It is chaired by Georgetown University Law Professor, Peter Edelman. Commissioners are appointed by the Court for three–year terms.

 



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