Collaboration and Funding

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Legal Aid Research was developed and is maintained by NLADA with input and editorial contributions from many individuals and organizations. Founded in 1911, NLADA is America’s oldest and largest nonprofit association devoted to excellence in the delivery of legal services to those who cannot afford counsel.


We wish to thank the Public Welfare Foundation and the Kresge Foundation for their generous support for the establishment of this website.

Editorial Contributions

Many thanks to the following for their editorial contributions to Legal Aid Research:

The Justice in Government Project — JGP provided over 100 reports to include on this site.

National Center for Access to Justice at Cardozo Law School — The NCAJ granted permission to use images and information from its Justice Index site, launched in 2014.

US Department of Justice Access to Justice Initiative — The ATJ Initiative provided a previously completed summary of its research on civil legal aid. Some of this research was used on this site. In addition, this site includes other publications by the ATJ Initiative itself.

California Administrative Office of the Courts — The California Administrative Office of the Courts granted permission to use its compilation of 34 documents of tools for, and evaluations of, self-help centers and self-represented litigants. All were used on this site.

Self Represented Litigants Network — The Self Represented Litigants Network provided a list of about 10 technology-oriented research documents. All were used on this site.

2014 Advisory Committee

NLADA thanks the members of this site’s 2014 Advisory Committee, who offered helpful feedback and suggestions for content.

Don Saunders, NLADA — Chairperson
Katherine Alteneder, Self Represented Litigation Network
Elizabeth Arledge, Voices for Civil Justice
Carol Bergman, Legal Services Corporation
Deborah Smith, National Center for State Courts
Steve Eppler-Epstein, Connecticut Legal Services
Jim Greiner, Harvard Law School
Steve Grumm, American Bar Association Resource Center for Access to Justice Initiatives
Bonnie Hough, California Administrative Office of the Courts
Alan Houseman, National Equal Justice Library and NLADA
Rebecca Sandefur, American Bar Foundation and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Steve Scudder, ABA, Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service
David Udell, National Center on Access to Justice
Richard Zorza, Self Represented Litigation Network

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