Data, News Story (Oregon)
February 28, 2019
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Tags: Access to Justice, Access to Justice Commissions, Poverty
Organizations mentioned/involved: Oregon Law Center (OLC)
The study, “Barriers to Justice,” describes the civil justice system as a maze, especially for poor Oregonians who can’t afford a lawyer.
The study’s authors note that the U.S. Constitution guarantees low-income people criminal representation if they need it, but offers no such services for those seeking help with civil matters.
The study surveyed about 1,000 poor Oregonians last winter. It was commissioned by the Oregon Access to Justice Coalition.