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.