A Solution for the Access Crisis in Our Civil Justice System


Seven states are moving forward with major changes to give people the help they need in court.
Op-Ed (NATIONAL)

Mary McClymont
Governing
March 30, 2017
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Tags: Justice for All

Organizations mentioned/involved: National Center for State Courts (NCSC)


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In civil courts across the country, people like Marie face an uphill battle. A recent study by the National Center for State Courts found that in 75 percent of civil cases one or both parties are in court alone, without legal guidance to navigate complicated proceedings. With effective legal assistance, stressful but common life issues such as landlord-tenant problems, foreclosure, debt collection, divorce, domestic abuse or child custody can often be resolved promptly; left to fester, these issues can tear families apart or send them spiraling into economic despair.