Committees of the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission

2022-2023

 

 

Executive Committee

This committee oversees the work of the Commission overall, the work of the committees, and the annual report to the Supreme Judicial Court.

 

Consumer Debt Committee

This committee engages in a range of systemic reform efforts concerning the practice of consumer debt law, including many of the reforms suggested in the Justice for All Strategic Action Plan, as well as continued focus on emerging issues and advice related to statewide Lawyer for the Day programs.

 

Family Law Committee

This committee engages in a range of related systemic reform efforts concerning the substantive practice of family law, addressing many of the reforms suggested in the Justice for All Strategic Action Plan, as well as continued focus on emerging issues.

 

Housing Committee

This committee engages in a range of related systemic reform efforts concerning the substantive practice of housing law, with a particular focus on summary process (eviction), addressing many of the reforms suggested in the Justice for All Strategic Action Plan, as well as continued focus on emerging issues. 

 

Racial Equity and Justice Committee

This committee focuses on issues regarding racial equity and justice both in connection with the Commission’s internal membership and processes as well as its external activities.

 

Revenue Enhancement Committee

This committee identifies ways to increase the funding of civil legal aid through innovative means, including investigating new sources of state, federal, foundation, and private philanthropy funding.