Access Across America report (2011)
In 2011, Rebecca L. Sandefur and Aaron C. Smyth authored “Access Across America: First Report of the Civil Justice Infrastructure Mapping Project” “full report“. American Bar Foundation, Chicago. October 7, 2011. This report was the first-ever state-by-state portrait of the services available to assist the U.S. public in accessing civil justice. The report documents, for the nation as a whole and individually for the 50 states and the District of Columbia, five aspects of the access to civil justice infrastructure: connecting, funding, delivery, coordination and regulation. Data was gathered from October 2010 to May 2011, so parts of the report may be out of date. The attached excerpt is used here with the permission of Rebecca L. Sandefur, who retains copyright. Access Across America report, 2011 — North Carolina excerpt (2-page PDF)
The Justice Index www.justiceindex.org is an online resource on the performance of state-based justice systems in assuring access to justice. The Index is a project of the National Center for Access to Justice (ncforaj.org), an academically affiliated non-partisan law and policy organization based at Cardozo School of Law http://www.cardozo.yu.edu. The Justice Index measures selected elements of state justice systems and highlights statewide laws, rules, and policies, as contrasted with local, informal practices. The Index was launched in 2014. It will evolve and be updated. Used with permission of NCAJ, of which David Udell is Executive Director.
Legal Aid Organizations
List by state — See List from Justice Index, 2014 (hand-typed):