Delaware to Launch Access to Justice Commission in 2014

Great news out of The First State.  They’ve created the nation’s 31st ATJ Commission.  By Supreme Court Order dated 11/13/13, the Delaware Access to Justice Commission will come into being on 1/1/14.  Here’s the press release.

New Castle County Courthouse - 1880

New Castle County Courthouse – 1880

According to the Order, the Commission:

  • will operate for an initial period of two years
  • will have up to 18 Commissioners
  • will include at least one judge from each of the state’s courts
  • will include a representative from each of the state’s two legal aid providers and its pro bono clearinghouse
  • will be led to two co-chairs, one of whom will be a Supreme Court justice.

I’m thinking the Supreme Court co-chair will be Justice Jack B. Jacobs, who’s been the driving force behind the Commission’s creation.

Big congrats to the Delaware Courts, legal aid providers, and State Bar.

 

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