Access to Justice Commission

In conjunction with the Supreme Court of Louisiana, the Louisiana State Bar Association has created the Louisiana Access to Justice Commission. Continuing the work of the former LSBA ATJ Policy Committee, the Commission will pursue a coordinated and systemic approach to ensuring the public’s access to the legal system.

The purpose of the commission is to “assure continuity of policy and purpose in the collaboration between the private bar, the courts, and the civil justice community so as to further the goal of assuring that Louisianans, regardless of their economic circumstance, have access to equal justice under the law.”

To view a the End of Year Louisiana Access to Justice Commision Report Click Here.

Commission News and Articles

Latest Economic Impact Study of Louisiana's Civil Legal Aid Organizations
At the request of the Louisiana Legislature, the Access to Justice Commission conducted an Economic Impact and Social Return on Investment Analysis, or SROI, funded by the Louisiana Bar Foundation (LBF). To learn more about the astonishing economic returns to the state because of investments to civil legal aid click here to visit the LBF's site and download the entire study or short synopsis of the its findings.

Re-Entry Court CLE
This training, sponsored by the LSBA Access to Justice Commission, Southeast Louisiana Legal Services and Northshore Pro Bono Project, is designed to educate volunteer attorneys on collateral consequences of incarceration and the implementation of a program designed to reduce barriers faced after incarceration.

ATJ Developing Leadership Intern Program
This year's ATJ Developing Leadership Intern Program began with an Orientation Program on Monday, May 15th that included lunch with Chief Justice Bernette J. Johnson and a tour of the Louisiana Supreme Court.

Louisiana State Bar Association
601 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70130
(800) 421-LSBA(5722) / (504) 566-1600