Florida Supreme Court chief justice to attend White House forum


Jorge Labarga, the chief justice of Florida's Supreme Court, is participating at an event at the White House on Tuesday to promote ways to help low-income Americans seek justice through the court system.
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Kristen M. Clark
Tampa Bay Times
April 18, 2016
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Tags: Access to Justice, Justice for All

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


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It’s the second year that Labarga has participated.

“I am eager to once again bring Florida’s perspective to this critically important national conversation,” Labarga said in a statement. “And I look forward to hearing about initiatives and innovations elsewhere that we may very well want to explore here in Florida.”

Access to civil justice has been one of Labarga’s top priorities as head of Florida’s judicial branch. In 2014, he created the Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice — which is researching ways to bring down barriers that keep poor people from seeking the help of the courts in matters such as child custody and landlord-tenant disputes.