ATJ Commissions

Brief: Intro to Design Thinking (SRLN 2017)

In the Access to Justice space, design thinking practices from the technology space are increasingly embraced to improve the way people access legal services and to improve and simplify the processes themselves.

Resource: Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice Uses SRLN Maps for Statewide Strategic Planning

The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice has started using the SRLN demographics maps for presentations to circuit clerks, circuit court judges, civil legal aid and pro bono practitioners.

Resource: What’s In It For Me? How to Use Geospatial Data Visualization to Inform and Engage Decision Makers

At the 2017 American Bar Association (ABA) Equal Justice Conference and the 

Resource: GIS/Data Resources for Justice (SRLN 2017)

Geographic Information System (GIS) technology and data can provide useful information to drive decision making in the justice community.  Here are some resources that can help.

Child Support Federal Grant Matchmaking Expands Access to Justice by Promoting Strategic Collaborations

The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) continues to be a driving force in ATJ through a variety of funding strategies that support innovations benefiting self-represented litigants (SRLs) including:

Resources: ABA-SRLN ATJ Commissions Working Group Resources (2016)

This page serves as the repository of resources shared during the ABA-SRLN ATJ Commission Working Group calls. Please e-mail sugestions to

SRLN Brief: OCSE Guidance on Collaborative Child Support Activities (SRLN 2016)

The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) has developed a strong collaboration with the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Access to Justice Initiative.

2015 TIG Grants Included Five Court Partnership Grants – 2016 Should Bring More As We Build a 100% Access Technology Infrastructure (News 2016)


Report: My Laws, My Courts, My Maryland Promoting Equal Justice for All (Maryland 2013)

My Laws, My Courts, My Maryland Promoting Equal Justice for All, published by the Maryland Access to Justice Commission is styled as media kit and provides detailed information about the Maryl

Weblink: Access to Justice Commissions (ABA 2015)

Access to Justice Commissions are collaborative entitites that bring together courts, the bar, civil legal aid providers, and other stakeholders in an effort to remove barriers to civil justice for low-income and disadvantaged people.