Florida must close gap in civil justice

The iconic, blindfold-wearing Lady Justice wields a scale in one hand and a sword in the other. But for too many Floridians, she might as well be carrying a cash register.

Editorial (Florida)

Orlando Sentinel
October 30, 2015

Tags: Justice for All

Organizations mentioned/involved: Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice (FCATCJ)


The commission includes the attorney general, judges and lawyers from some of the state’s top law firms and companies. If any group could apply pressure on Scott and lawmakers to provide funding for legal aid and take other strong steps to close the civil justice gap, they could.

Labarga said the commission has made a “strong start” but added, “Certainly much more will need to be done.”

We agree.