Introducing ‘Measuring Civil Justice for All’
The civil justice gap—the difference between the number of Americans who need civil legal assistance and the very few who receive help of any kind—has been widening for decades. One of the most significant challenges we face as we try to close this gap is the absence of basic, reliable national data about the people who need help most, the kinds of help they need, and the innovations and interventions that would be most beneficial.
The event discussed Measuring Civil Justice for All: What do we know? What do we need to know? How can we know it?, a new Academy whitepaper that provides a blueprint for the collection of data about civil justice activity in the United States.