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In Justice Crisis, Access Commissions' Spread Sparks Change
In Illinois, homeowners who are facing foreclosure but without the means to hire an attorney were given a stronger chance against lawyered-up banks thanks to simplified and standardized court filings.
In New York, tenants on the brink of eviction but similarly unable to afford a lawyer can take advantage of court employees tasked with helping self-represented litigants navigate the court system.
A driving force behind both of those changes? State-based alliances with a focus on access to justice....
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