Legal Technicians Step In To Fight Justice Gap


Such programs are part of a broader movement attempting to reckon with "a spectrum of legal needs" that may not require an attorney, said David S. Udell.
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Adam Rhodes
Law360
November 18, 2018
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Tags: Access to Justice, Limited License Legal Technician

Organizations mentioned/involved: National Center for Access to Justice (NCAJ) at Fordham Law School, Justice in Government Project (DC)


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Washington is one of four states with programs aimed at equipping nonlawyers with the tools needed to help shrink the civil justice gap either as dispensers of legal advice or guides for pro se litigants. Utah in early November launched a program that goes beyond family law to landlord-tenant disputes and debt-collection disputes with less than $11,000 in controversy.