Five Myths Linked to Access to Justice

In October 2018, HELP: MLP evaluator, James Teufel, and HELP: MLP director, Daniel Atkins, along with other colleagues, co-authored Debunking Five Myths Linked to the Narrow Perspective of Access to Justice. The article, published in Management Information Exchange Journal, discusses the current evidence-based practice of law to debunk myths related to legal services for low-income populations.

The five myths are:

  1. That we live in a litigious society;
  2. Access and affordability of civil justice;
  3. Inequities in procedural justice have a minimal impact on case outcomes;
  4. The population impact of legal representation is non-quantifiable; and
  5. Justice for justice’s sake alone.

Check out the entire article here.


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