Tag: courts funding

Pennsylvania Report Documents Civil Justice Need

A statewide coalition in Pennsylvania has documented what it termed a “staggering” number of unrepresented low-income litigants involved in civil lawsuits, adding that the lack of representation impacts the quality of life for many. The Pennsylvania Civil Legal… Read More

Info On The ‘Civil Gideon’ Issue

Our recent mention of Civil Gideon – the idea that citizens should have a right to an attorney in some civil cases just like they do in criminal cases – brought some requests for more info. We would… Read More

ABA Notes California Courts Crisis

The American Bar Association is taking note of the civil (and non-civil, for that matter) courts funding crisis in California. The nation’s premier legal professional organization led an online report with “… California has cut so much money… Read More

Kansas Illustrating Court Budget Trends

The just-passed Kansas courts budgets illustrate several trends you can find, in differing degrees, in many statehouses this spring: Shifting control back to locals after years of centralized management; tying any new funding to specific reforms or specific… Read More