The Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice has identified some of the concrete steps that it believes can help bridge the gap that leaves too many poor and middle-class Floridians isolated without legal help for life-changing problems. Recommendations by the Commission are detailed in an Interim Report submitted to the Florida Supreme Court for its consideration. Several of the recommendations are listed in the full article.
Chief Justice Jorge Labarga said “The need to provide all people with meaningful access to civil justice is so very, very important. I’m thrilled that the Commission has made such a strong start to tackling this problem. Certainly much more will need to be done but the work has begun and must not stop. It’s so heartening to see progress being made, progress that will mean better justice in the end for more people — the impoverished, the vulnerable and the middle class.”
The full Commission will next meet on February 12, 2016. Its final report is due to the Supreme Court on June 30, 2016.