A Roadmap to Justice

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Deborah Rhode

Stanford Law School

Dmitry Bam

University of Maine - School of Law

Date Written: February 1, 2010


This white paper explores the gap between principle and practice concerning access to justice in America and what should be done to address it. The analysis grows out of a Roadmap to Justice forum involving over one hundred leading experts, co-sponsored by the Stanford University Center on the Legal Profession and the James Sokolove Charitable Fund.

One group of Forum participants met in Boston in October 2008, and another in Stanford in March 2009. Their discussions centered on three main questions, which we examine more fully here: goals and priorities for the delivery of civil legal assistance; inadequacies in the current structure; and cost-effective strategies for addressing those inadequacies.

Keywords: Civil Gideon, access to justice, right to counsel, pro bono, legal ethics, professional responsibility

Suggested Citation

Rhode, Deborah and Bam, Dmitry, A Roadmap to Justice (February 1, 2010). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2025109 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2025109

Deborah Rhode

Stanford Law School ( email )

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Stanford, CA 94305-8610
United States
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Dmitry Bam (Contact Author)

University of Maine - School of Law ( email )

246 Deering Avenue
Portland, ME 04102
United States

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