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Evidence-Based Access to Justice


Laura Abel


Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, National Center for Access to Justice

June 28, 2010

University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law & Social Change, Vol. 13, p. 295, 2010

Abstract:     
An evidence-based approach is notably absent from the many efforts to expand access to the justice system for civil litigants, and there is no generally accepted metric for evaluating which access to justice tool works when. This article proposes the use of controlled, randomized experiments to evaluate whether a particular access to justice intervention leads to the same rate of wins and losses as full and competent attorney representation. It also describes a second metric for assessing the fairness of proceedings in which a particular access to justice intervention is used: whether the intervention provides litigants with the ability to adequately perform all tasks they would need to perform to enable the judge to reach a fair and accurate decision.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 19

Keywords: access to justice, evidence based, research methods, legal representation, legal services, court, judicial process

JEL Classification: H1, H2, H4, H5, H7, I3, I32, K00

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Date posted: June 28, 2010 ; Last revised: January 6, 2011

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Abel, Laura, Evidence-Based Access to Justice (June 28, 2010). University of Pennsylvania Journal of Law & Social Change, Vol. 13, p. 295, 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1631942

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Laura Abel (Contact Author)
Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, National Center for Access to Justice ( email )
55 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10003
United States
HOME PAGE: http://www.ncforaj.org

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