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Eviction in Maricopa County, AZ

Access to Justice is:

Low income tenants with access to legal representation can avoid eviction and hold abusive landlords accountable.
Many people need legal help to divorce on equitable terms, to get protection from abusive spouses- or to keep their families together.
Debt collectors file millions of lawsuits every year- many of them pitting seasoned attorneys against ordinary people who struggle to get a fair hearing in court.

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Please join us for the AtJ Solutions Symposium. NCAJ and its partner organizations at Fordham Law will bring experts and scholars together in discussion of the access to justice movement’s leading edge: policy solutions.
Fines & Fees in NY. It's Not Just Ferguson.
Join us on December 5th at 6:30 pm as NCAJ's Legal & Policy Director Lauren Jones leads this panel of NYC leaders in this timely and critical conversation. . .
At a program hosted by the National Center for Access to Justice on September 13, 2023, former Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman outlined a plan to close the infamous Rikers Island by 2027. "How do we close Rikers? What’s the secret potion to make it happen? It’s not so secret and it’s not so difficult. Mental illness is the key,” he said.
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Join us on September 13th at 6:30 pm as NCAJ's Legal & Policy Director Lauren Jones leads this panel of NYC leaders in this timely and critical conversation...
NCAJ Executive Director David Udell and Fordham Law Prof. Bruce Green describe in their New York Times Op Ed why the First Amendment protects the freedom of a reverend in the South Bronx to talk with community residents about the basic problems of everyday life including by advising them on how to complete court forms provided by the New York Courts for use by lay people.
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