A Real Step Toward Justice

Op-ed about the Florida Supreme Court's decision to create a Commission on access to civil justice.

Op-Ed (Florida)

Editorial Board of Sarasota Herald Tribune
Sarasota Herald Tribune
December 3, 2014
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Tags: Access to Justice Commissions

Organizations mentioned/involved: Florida Supreme Court


Access to civil justice is, for many Floridians, an oxymoron. Millions of them are effectively denied justice in the civil courts because they can’t afford an attorney.

Individuals, families and society suffer as a result. Bad outcomes — homes lost to foreclosure, money lost to unscrupulous bill collectors, benefits lost to bureaucracy — sometimes occur only because people don’t have legal representation.