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IMPACT: Collected Essays on Expanding Access to Justice (2016)


IMPACT: Collected Essays on Expanding Access to Justice (2016)


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Download "Justice, Justice Shall Ye Pursue," by Hon. Jonathan Lippman (166 KB)

Download "WHY A RIGHT: The Right to Counsel and the Ecology of Housing Justice," by Andrew Scherer (220 KB)

Download "The Fight for Justice in Housing Court: From the Bronx to a Right to Counsel for all New York City Tenants," by Susanna Blankley (201 KB)

Download "Caught in the Web: Immigrant Children in Removal Proceedings," by Claire Thomas & Lenni Benson (230 KB)

Download "Access to Justice in Buffalo and Beyond: Making the Justice System More Welcoming for Refugees," byFidèle Menavanza (212 KB)

Download "Denying Access to Justice During a Carceral Crisis," by Brett Dignam (191 KB)

Download "Tort Reform: Blocking the Courthouse Door and Denying Access to Justice," by Joanne Doroshow (218 KB)

Download "Moving Women out of Poverty: A Call to Action for Legal Aid," by Catherine Carr (172 KB)

Download "The Civil Legal Aid Movement: 15 Initiatives that are Increasing Access to Justice in the United States," by David Udell (208 KB)

Download "Expanding Access to Justice: Alternatives to Full Representation in New York State," by Randal Jeffrey (229 KB)

Download "Filling the Gaps: Another Way to Tackle the Access to Justice Crisis," by Karen Simmons (185 KB)

Download "Pro Pro Bono: Volunteer Lawyers Are an Essential Part of Access to Civil Justice," by Amy Barasch (214 KB)

Download "Access to Justice in Latin America: A Changing Legal Landscape," by Joan Vermeulen (160 KB)

Download "The Downside of Disruption: The Risks Associated with Transformational Change in the Delivery of Legal Services," by Raymond Brescia (207 KB)

Download "Access to Justice is More Than the Right to Counsel: The Role of the Judge in Assisting Unrepresented Litigants," by Paris Baldacci (185 KB)

Download "Promoting Justice from the Inside: The Counseling Role of Local Government and School District Attorneys," by Lisa F. Grumet (227 KB)


This publication of the Impact Center for Public Interest Law and the Racial Justice Project at New York Law School was developed in conjunction with the Impact Center’s April 2016 symposium, Equal Before The Law? Civil Rights and Access to Justice. It features 16 articles by prominent policymakers, nonprofit leaders, advocates and scholars on the following topics:

  • Immigration
  • Housing and Community
  • Prisoners’ Rights
  • Tort Liability
  • Women’s Rights
  • Alternative models of Access to Justice
  • The Role of Government Officials

Contributors include: Hon. Jonathan Lippman; Paris Baldacci; Amy Barasch; Susanna Blankley; Raymond Brescia; Catherine Carr; Brett Dignam; Joanne Doroshow; Lisa Grumet; Randal Jeffrey; Fidèle Menavanza; Andrew Scherer; Karen Simmons; Claire Thomas & Lenni Benson; David Udell; and Joan Vermeulen.

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Impact Center for Public Interest Law and Racial Justice Project at New York Law School


New York, NY


access to justice, civil rights, right to counsel


Civil Rights and Discrimination | Courts | Education Law | Family Law | Housing Law | Human Rights Law | Immigration Law | Judges | Juvenile Law | Law and Gender | Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility | Social Welfare Law | State and Local Government Law | Torts

IMPACT: Collected Essays on Expanding Access to Justice (2016)