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Panel on access to civil justice back in business (FL)

Monday, October 17, 2016

"When the chief justice of the Florida Supreme Court speaks, people listen.

When he writes, they really listen.

On Tuesday, Chief Justice Jorge Labarga signed an eight-page administrative order that re-established the Florida Commission on Access to Civil Justice as one of the court’s standing committees.

Formed in November 2014, the commission expired June 30.

Thousands of Floridians struggling to make ends meet, including many residents with moderate incomes, still face barriers when they seek access to civil justice, Labarga said when he signed the order.

So the work to bring down those barriers must continue, he added..."

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