Access to Justice, New and Noteworthy Items Around the Web

Access to Justice, new and noteworthy items around the web.

Today’s blog post is a look at resources around the Web. What services exist for those in need of civil legal aid? Who is working in Texas and across the nation to provide these services, and what can be done to further their cause? What alternatives to traditional legal aid already exist and which efforts are most successful? Do law schools, legal clinics, and incubator programs have a role to play? How can technology be employed to help self-represented litigants navigate the justice system? And what is driving this increasingly dire need for legal services to the poor? What can be done to help?

The Harris County Law Library has compiled this brief list of resources to help answer these questions. We invite you to explore the topic further. We will update this list with subsequent blog posts in the near future, making sure to provide the latest coverage about this growing area of concern.

Organizations - Texas

Texas Access to Justice Foundation

Texas Legal Services Center

Organizations - National

National Center for Access to Justice

National Coalition for a Right to Civil Counsel

National Legal Aid and Defender Association

Public Welfare Foundation

Self-Represented Litigation Network

Recent Media Coverage

Access to Justice: Is Civil Gideon a Piece of the Puzzle?

The Defenders: What does the future of legal services for the poor look like?

How to Solve the Housing Crisis: More Lawyers

Lawyers: Bulwark against Inequality and Gentrification?

Legal Aid With a Digital Twist

One More Way the Courts Aren’t Working for the Poor

States Look to Provide Lawyers for the Poor in Civil Cases

Recently Published Reports

Blazing a Trail: The Fight for Right to Counsel in Detention and Beyond

The Justice Index 2016