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 »
“The experience of lower-income civil and criminal litigants is often fundamentally different from those with financial means,” said Lauren Sudeall Lucas, assistant professor of law and faculty director of Georgia State Law’s Center for Access to Justice.
Lucas created the center to establish a regional and national base for the study… more »
Georgia State University College of Law has established the Center for Access to Justice, a regional and national base for the study of issues relating to access to criminal and civil justice for those with limited financial means.
Similar centers exist across the United States, but there are none in the Southeast region.
How will lawyers survive and thrive in a rapidly changing world and profession? That question and more will be discussed at the Aug. 30 Georgia Chief Justice’s Commission on Professionalism’s annual Convocation on Professionalism.
The seminar “New Normal for Delivery of Legal Services,” held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the… more »
Bruce Springsteen canceled a planned April 10 show in Greensboro to show solidarity with those protesting the passage of HB2, which bars local governments from protecting LGBT individuals against discrimination.
The Indigent Defense Committee of the State Bar of Georgia will explore the future of Georgia’s indigent defense system and other topics facing the public defender system in the panel discussion “Fulfilling Promises: The Next Decade of Public Defense in Georgia” from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, March 4, at Georgia State University College… more »
A former Supreme Court law clerk remembers Justice Scalia
Justice Antonin Scalia was perhaps one of the most polarizing figures in the American judiciary. Revered by some and antagonizing to others, perhaps the one sentiment shared by all familiar with his work was that he was undeniably brilliant. If he was against you, you bristled at… more »
Lauren Sudeall Lucas’ article, “A Dilemma of Doctrinal Design: Rights, Identity and the Work-Family Conflict,” will be included in the Thomson Reuters 2014 edition of Women and the Law. The article was previously published as part of a spring 2013 symposium in the Florida International University Law Review.