Section Newsletter Articles on Access to Justice

Supreme Court access to justice initiatives By Hon. Lloyd A. Karmeier Bench and Bar, June 2013 A look at the five proposals that the Supreme Court has recently considered and approved in its effort to improve access to justice.
Fulfilling the promise of equal access for all Illinoisans: The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice By Hon. Michael B. Hyman Bench and Bar, July 2012 The Illinois Supreme Court, through its Commission on Access to Justice, has committed the legal profession to ensure that justice is never beyond anyone’s reach.
The future of the profession: The affordable trial— fresh perspectives needed By John T. Phipps General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, November 2004 I know "it's California," but reading in the newspaper that prospective jurors in the Robert Blake murder trial are expected to spend five months hearing evidence while reading at the same time stories about the ongoing Scott Peterson murder trial raises serious questions about the future of jury-are we going into overkill-trials.