Layer 1 Access2Justice: Commons Law Center

John Grant - Common's Law Center


Access to legal services is expensive. Many people end up representing themselves in court. The outcomes are not optimal.


Focus on family court. If successful program will be expanded to other fields.


Web form (initially internal, eventually public) which will securely collect information from applicant.
This Form will output to a decision tree interface which will allow a Commons Law Center staff member to help triage issues.
Appropriate Court Forms are pre-filled with client information.
Output: Pre-Filled forms as well as a guide to court. Allowing people to better represent themselves.
If Applicant meets requirements for representation grant. Info is forwarded to Common’s lawyers