Access to Justice News

Stephen B. Bright Joins College, Center for Access to Justice

Stephen B. Bright joined the faculty at Georgia State University College Law and its Center for Access to Justice this spring. A longtime champion of indigent defense, Bright began practicing law in 1975 and has built a national reputation for representing people facing the death penalty at trial and on appeal and advocating for… more »

Center for Access to Justice Launches Bridges Program

This spring, the Center for Access to Justice launched a program designed to “bridge” the gap between academics and practitioners working on issues of access to justice. Bridges is an opportunity for professors to share coffee and conversation with an interdisciplinary group comprised of other faculty, graduate students, and practitioners.  

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Panel Provides Overview of Transgender Rights Litigation

Giving an overview of the litigation landscape for transgender rights, Georgia State University College of Law’s Center for Access to Justice and student group OUTLaw presented a March 9 panel to a standing-room only crowd.

“This timely panel was enlightening and inspiring,” said Darcy Meals, assistant director of the Center for Access to Justice. “Too… more »

Justice System Should be Accessible and Attainable for All, Foster says

Quoting Robert F. Kennedy, Lisa Foster began the 59th Distinguished Lecture Series with a question: “’Do minorities or people who speak our language imperfectly…or those who are poor, really receive the same protection before the courts as the rest of our citizens? All too often, they do not.’”

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From the Dean — Access Issues More Pressing Than Ever

One of the great tenets of the legal profession is fairness and equal treatment under the law. The barriers to access to legal representation in the criminal and civil systems for those with limited financial means lead to grave inequalities in the scales of justice. With a growing divide between the wealthy and the poor,… more »

Obstacles to Access

Barriers leave many falling through the cracks in the justice system

When confronted with some of life’s most difficult hardships — whether the custody of children, the ability to remain in long-term housing, domestic violence, incarceration, compensation for work or obtaining government benefits enabling a person to put food on the table and receive health care — the assistance… more »

Lawyers for Equal Justice Provides Affordable Representation to the Underserved

Q&A with Executive Director Stephanie Everett (J.D. ’02)

Lawyers for Equal Justice (L4EJ), an incubator program for newer solo attorneys, is dedicated to increasing access to justice for the underserved population in Georgia.

Why was establishing L4EJ important?  

First, we are providing much-needed support and training to new lawyers who are launching a practice… more »