Couldn’t Say It Better Myself

If the poor no longer have equal access to justice, the fabric of our much-admired judicial system will be torn apart. American democracy will suffer a serious blow.


Each morning I check through my Access to Justice Google Alerts for topics that may be relevant to the work of the South Carolina Access to Justice Commission. Sometimes the topics are pertinent, sometimes not. This morning however, an article caught my eye and when I read it, I was blown away.

This article comes out of Hennepin County, which includes the city of Minneapolis. Hennepin County has led the country with some of its innovations for self-represented litigants via their court self-help centers. The writers are eloquent as well as practical.

Please take a moment to read through this great opinion piece entitled “Two Americas: Judicial budget cuts could create two systems of justice.”