MA Access to Justice Commission Update

Greetings:

Sharing updates on the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission’s February 13th virtual meeting, the launch of a website created by the Commission’s Revenue Enhancement Committee and a new access to justice related job posting from the MA Trial Court.

Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission Meeting, February 13, 2024

We look forward to seeing you at our February 13, 2024, Commission meeting, held from 12-1:30 via zoom. Please RSVP here by February 12th by noon for the Zoom link.

The meeting will follow from our December meeting where we discussed the landscape of self-help resources, by focusing on the spectrum of available legal representation, from limited assistance to full representation, within the context of the Justice for All Strategic Action Plan (SAP). In 2017 the Commission, along with many stakeholders, underwent a lengthy strategic planning process and developed the SAP, which has since framed much of the Commission’s work. We welcome Commissioners and the public to engage in conversation about what has been accomplished since 2017 and what to prioritize going forward.

Announcing the Launch of the MA-Civil Legal Aid Directory

We are pleased to announce the launch of the MA Civil Legal Aid Directory, a project of the Commission’s Revenue Enhancement Committee. This Directory provides detailed information about entities that provide free civil legal help or other legal information to those unable to afford an attorney and those that seek to improve the administration of justice. This Directory offers resources for collaboration and coordination among these entities and informs both those considering financial contributions to support this work and the general public. Thank you to the Commission’s Revenue Enhancement Committee and everyone who contributed to this robust and informative resource.

You can submit any questions or comments here.

MA Trial Court Position Posting – Director of Justice Initiatives & Court User Experience – Office of Access, Diversity, and Fairness

The MA Trial Court recently posted for the position of Director of Justice Initiatives & Court User Experience. The Director of Justice Initiatives & Court User Experience is responsible for leading a variety of programs and initiatives within the Office of Access to Justice and the Court User Experience, which is under the umbrella of the Office of Access, Diversity and Fairness (OADF). You can read more and apply here.

Best,Carolyn