Introduction: What We Know and Need to Know About the State of 'Access to Justice' Research

South Carolina Law Review, Volume 67, 2016

9 Pages Posted: 1 Jun 2016

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Elizabeth Chambliss

University of South Carolina - Law Library

Renee Newman Knake

University of Houston Law Center

Robert L. Nelson

Northwestern University

Date Written: May 15, 2016

Abstract

Ongoing, systematic research on civil legal needs and services is an essential component of improving the quality and availability of such services. Collaboration among researchers, legal services providers, and regulators will only become more important as innovations in the delivery of legal services progress. This volume brings together sixteen white papers by subject matter experts who assess "what we know and need to know" about various aspects of civil legal services delivery. The product of a partnership between the South Carolina Law Review and the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services, the collection is intended to serve as a resource for policymakers and legal services providers, and to identify issues and priorities for further research.

Keywords: Access to Justice, Legal Services, Legal Needs, Legal Profession, Lawyer

Suggested Citation

Chambliss, Elizabeth and Newman Knake, Renee and Nelson, Robert L., Introduction: What We Know and Need to Know About the State of 'Access to Justice' Research (May 15, 2016). South Carolina Law Review, Volume 67, 2016, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2787123

Elizabeth Chambliss (Contact Author)

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Renee Newman Knake

University of Houston Law Center ( email )

Houston, TX 77003
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.uh.edu/faculty/main.asp?PID=5141

Robert L. Nelson

Northwestern University ( email )

1810 Chicago Ave
Evanston, IL 60208
United States
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847-491-9907 (Fax)

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