An interesting analysis of #elxn42 issues in the #A2J paradigm. However, I think it is a bit of wishful thinking: The legal community has failed to engage the public we serve to this issue for the past few decades. #A2J was a concern long before this election. We need to take a strong, critical look at ourselves, in particular, how we interact with the public so that we become more proficient in communicating and engaging with them.


In last week’s blog, I bemoaned the fact that we had made little progress this election season in raising the desperate issue of access to affordable legal representation for the huge numbers of self-represented litigants in our courts.

In that blog I compared the characterization – and demonization – of the “Other” which has been so dominant in this election campaign with the way that many see SRLs . This blog obviously struck a chord with many, both SRLs and those working in the justice system.

And then it occurred to me…

Is the Election Campaign All About Access to Justice?

While this assertion risks the accusation that if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail…

This weekend I thought again about the “absence” of Access to Justice issues in the federal election campaign.

And I realized that in fact the hardest and scrappiest debates in…

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