Washington State Access to Justice Board

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About the Access to Justice Board

Mission, scope and administration of the Board

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ATJ Board Meetings

Meeting schedule, minutes, and materials

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Access to Justice Board Committees

Get involved with the work of the ATJ Board's volunteer committees.

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Board Members

Current roster and contact information.

The Washington State Access to Justice Board was established by a Washington Supreme Court order in 1994. Through its justice system partners and standing committees, the board works to achieve equal access to the civil justice system for those facing economic and other significant barriers.

Current Initiatives

The ATJ Board works to achieve equal access to the civil justice system through a variety of means and strategies. Therefore, by expanding the Lifeline program to include broadband services, the commission will make a critical and historic step in reshaping the way our most impoverished Americans engage with and participate in the law. Read the board's comments submitted to the FFC regarding the commission's proposal to modernize its Lifeline program.

Other News

Meet the newest ATJ Board members: Salvador MungiaLindy Laurence, and Francis Adewale.

Members of the Alliance for Equal Justice, ATJ Board, providers, and the equal justice community are coming together to draft a State Plan. Read about Washington State's Equity and Justice Community: Why State Planning?

The ATJ Technology Committee hosted its first Technology and Justice Symposium to explore legal technical innovation. Read a review of the Symposium.

The Access to Justice Leadership list serve will be transitioning to the Community list serve in both name and content. Find out more information about the Alliance Community list serve and join the community.

Two recent graduates of the Leadership Academy shared their personal experiences, greatest learning, and takeaways. Read their stories here.

Read about the debut of the new, improved and plain, mandatory family law forms. This project was successful due to the numerous volunteers who gave their time and energy over the years. Read about the contribution of one influential volunteer, Laurie Garber.

Read the 2013-2015 Access to Justice Technology Principles Report to the Supreme Court.

Read the ATJ Board's resolution recognizing the importance of the 2015 Civil Legal Needs Study Update and the need to take action.

Learn more about the Washington Race Equity and Justice Initiative and ways to get involved.

Read an overview of our stakeholder outreach as we develop the state plan for the delivery of civil legal services.

Read the 2015 Washington Civil Legal Needs Study Update. Developed by the Washington Supreme Court, the report is a "rigorous and methodologically sound inquiry into the type and prevalence of civil legal problems low-income families and individuals face today."

The ATJ Board recently adopted a set of guidelines for reviewing proposed court rules under the advisement of the ATJ Rules Committee.

Read a recap from an Alliance for Equal Justice leader reiterating the value of the Access to Justice Conference followed by a few personal experiences from our Alliance colleagues.

The ATJ Board recently adopted guidelines regarding requests for ATJ Board and ATJ Board Committee support.

View the ATJ Board's newly adopted Communication Plan.

View the newest Best Practices for Pro Bono Services in Washington.

View an evaluation of the board's first 20 years, authored by John A. Tull in July 2014.

The recently revised 2014 Alliance Hallmarks are now available.

View the "Providing Access to Court Information in Electronic Form Best Practices" Final Report and Overview and Methodology.

Other Resources

If you are looking for legal assistance or referrals, learn more about Finding Legal Help.

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The Access to Justice Board is a supporter of The Alliance for Equal Justice.

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Access to Justice Board Manager
Diana Singleton

Current Initiatives

Learn about our annual priorities

Key Documents

Governing documents and publications of the ATJ Board.

ATJ State Planning

Statewide planning for the coordinated delivery of civil legal services