Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission

Working to ensure that everyone in Massachusetts has access to the justice they deserve

Library

View current and historical publications of the Commission

Annual Report on Activities

Read the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission’s Annual Report from 2022 – 2023

Report on the Pandemic

Read the Commission’s Report on Lessons Learned from the Pandemic

What is Mass A2J?

We are all entitled to justice.

But poverty, physical disability and language barriers are just some of the obstacles that prevent people from gaining full access to all the remedies and relief – in a word, justice – that our courts and government agencies can provide. The Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission is working to ensure that everyone in Massachusetts has access to the Justice they deserve.

Scales of justice and gavel with lawyer in meeting

Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission Team

 

The Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission seeks to achieve equal justice for all persons in the Commonwealth by providing leadership and vision to, and coordination with, the many organizations and interested persons involved in providing and improving access to justice for those unable to afford counsel. Meet our current leadership team and Commissioners:

Commission Leadership

Honorable Serge Georges, Jr., Co-Chair
Honorable Serge Georges, Jr., Co-Chair

Associate Justice, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

Marijane Benner Browne, Esq., Co-Chair
Marijane Benner Browne, Esq., Co-Chair

Director of Global Lateral Partner Recruiting, Ropes & Gray LLP

Carolyn Goodwin, Esq., Director
Carolyn Goodwin, Esq., Director

Access to Justice Commission

Chip Phinney, Esq.
Chip Phinney, Esq.

Chief Counsel for Judicial Policy at the Supreme Judicial Court

Access to Justice Commissioners

Click here to see a full list of the Access to Justice Commissioners.