Who does the Access to Justice Gap affect?
“The official poverty rate is 12.3 percent, based on the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2017 estimates. That year, an estimated 39.7 million Americans lived in poverty according to the official measure.”
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS
Center for Poverty Research
Mitigating the Justice Gap
“Access to affordable legal representation will continue to remain difficult for low-income and even middle-class individuals. States and courts must continue to create more innovate programs to mitigate the negative impacts of individuals' inability to pay for legal representation …”
AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION
December 03, 2017