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Responding to the unmet legal needs of low- and moderate-income Floridians

The Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice will study the unmet civil legal needs of disadvantaged, low-income, and moderate-income Floridians, considering Florida’s legal assistance delivery system as a whole: staffed legal aid programs, pro bono services, innovative technology solutions, and other models and potential innovations. The commission will create strong collaboration among all groups seeking to improve access to civil justice and a heightened awareness of the needs of Florida’s citizens. It was established Nov. 24, 2014, by administrative order of Florida Chief Justice Jorge Labarga during a press conference at the Florida Supreme Court (Video 22:12 min.)

“Florida needs a coordinated effort involving all of the entities with the potential to make permanent, systemic advances to ensure that access to justice in Florida is not limited to those who can afford it. I am particularly concerned about the circumstances facing low-income litigants for whom purchasing legal representation can pose an impossible challenge, but access to civil justice is also a problem for the middle class, many of whom do not qualify for legal aid and cannot afford to hire a lawyer.”Chief Justice Jorge Labarga, Florida Supreme Court

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Meeting Notices »

  • Access to and Delivery of Legal Services Subcommittee

    Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice announces a telephone conference call to which all persons are invited.
    Wednesday, October 5, 2016, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., ET

  • Reports

    Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice Final Report to the Supreme Court   – June 30, 2016 and Final Subcommittee Reports to the Commission.

  • Interim Report

    Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice Interim Report  – October 1, 2015 (142 pg. PDF)

  • Meetings are public and all persons are invited.

    Contact: Francisco-Javier Digon-Greer, telephone 1-800-342-8060, extension 5793, email at flaccessjustice@flabar.org.