This month, the National Center for Access to Justice unveiled the Justice Index, an online tool providing information about the quality of access to justice in every state. The tool offers composites scores for each state, which take into account the number of civil legal aid attorneys, the amount of support for self-represented litigants, the support for people with limited English proficiency, and support for people with disabilities. You can also access detailed information specific to each individual category.
This tool, intended for a variety of audiences such as courts, lawmakers, attorneys, legal academics, social services organizations, and the public, allows you to compare and rank the states, highlight best practices, and identify gaps in services. For more information about the Justice Index, visit the website’s FAQ page.