Welcome to the Pew’s Civil Justice Technology ProjectThis group focuses on a new initiative by the Pew Charitable Trusts to make the nation’s civil justice system more efficient, affordable and accessible. To achieve those goals, Pew and NIC are partnering to identify emerging/innovative technologies and practices with experts across human services, healthcare, public safety and IT – all of which already use advanced technologies. Once identified, Pew will conduct tests around the U.S. in the coming years to determine what works best. Ultimately, the objective of this work is to implement tools and approaches that level the legal playing field for millions of people for whom the courts are too often an impediment – rather than an opportunity – for achieving justice.
About: This issue brief proceeds in three parts: Part 1 gives a brief history of the nation’s civil justice landscape; part 2 elaborates with specific examples of how civil legal aid helps individuals obtain health care, avoid evictions, remove…Read more…