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.
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.