The Civil Justice Research
Initiative explores, through interdisciplinary, academically-based
and independent research, how the civil justice system can be made
more available to everyone seeking relief.

94

Rank of the united States among 113 countries in “accessibility and affordability of civil justice.”

100Million+

Number of people in the United States living with civil justice problems, many involving basic human needs like housing, health care and custody of their children.

86

The percent of the civil legal problems reported by low income Americans for which they received inadequate or no legal help.

CIVIL JUSTICE NEWS

The Decline of the Civil Jury Trial: Implications for Trial Practice

There has been a decline of the civil jury trial over the past few decades. From this trend, there are several implications that are noteworthy for trial practice.

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ETHICS FOR PUBLIC INTEREST ATTORNEYS

Public interest attorneys face unique ethical issues representing low-income workers, undocumented residents, unhoused community members, organizational plaintiffs, and others that may be unfamiliar with the legal process. This is your chance to hear an ethics expert’s advice on how to handle the sticky situations that sometimes arise. A collection of hot-button hypotheticals will provide guidance for your next ethical quandary.

Wednesday, August 3, 2022, 12 – 1PM,  Webinar

CIVIL JUSTICE RESEARCH

Medical Legal Partnerships in Asylum Cases

The Civil Justice Research Initiative recently published a report Medical Legal Partnerships in Asylum Cases, authored by Anjali Niyogi, Hiroko Kusuda and Serena Chaudhry.  Read the paper here.