What is A2J?

What is A2J?

We are all entitled to justice.

But poverty, physical disability and language barriers are just some of the obstacles that prevent people from gaining full access to all the remedies and relief – in a word, Justice – that our Courts and Government Agencies can provide. The Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission is working to ensure that everyone in Massachusetts has access to the Justice they deserve.

More about A2J Problems and Solutions

A2J In The Real World

Like many Commissions, we hold meetings, have committees and issue reports. And while all of that can sound just a bit stuffy and distant our work affects - and improves - the lives of real people. It's not always easy to put a face on those people, but read on and we'll tell some stories to try to bring a bit of life to our work.

Access to Justice Fellows

Retired attorney "Bats" Wheeler, while working as an Access to Justice Fellow, has made hundreds of “Wills On Wheels" house calls to elderly, disabled and/or low income clients in 41 cities and towns.
Read the rest of Bats' story

Innovative Legal Aid Funding

The voluntary "add-on opt-out" fee to a lawyer's yearly attorney registration has already generated $7.5 million for civil legal aid for low income people.
Read how this fee has helped thousands of families

Civil Appellate Pro Bono Program

The weekly program assists low income, self-represented litigants who are looking for both professional advice and an attorney to take on their appeal pro bono.
Read about the Civil Appellate Pro Bono Program

Who We Are

The Commissioners and Team
Sue Finegan
Sue Finegan
Co-Chair
Justice Ralph Gants
Justice Ralph Gants
Co-Chair
The Full Team
The Full Team
See who else is involved

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