Working Groups

If you are a justice system professional, you may request membership through our sign-up page. Please note, some groups limit their listserv to individuals working in a specific area. However, limited membership groups often host webinars and teleconferences that are available to the broader community. In order to receive these announcements, you must join the general listserv by completing the sign-up page. We also often host pop-up thematic call series. These pop-up series have served as a rapid response to fast moving emerging areas of interest such as ChatGPT, COVID, and ODR.

Working Groups Open to Justice System Professionals

Forms & Technology

Chairs: Vacant

This Working Group is devoted to exploring innovative technologies used to deliver access to justice with a specific focus on forms design and delivery in legal services, courts and self-help centers. Members of this group are typically involved in technology initiatives in the access to justice community or are responsible for understanding and implementing technology solutions in their organization or for the community served.


Chair: Katherine Alteneder (VA)

This Working Group discusses current research ongoing and initiating in the Access to Justice community. Participants are encouraged to share research undertaken and outcomes. Members of this Working Group are typically involved in research efforts or seek to understand outcomes for program development and information.


Co-Chairs: Mary McClymont (DC), Robbie Southers (OH), Stacey Weiler (IL)

This Working Group was launched in response to a recommendation made in Non-Lawyer Navigators in State Courts: An Emerging Consensus (McClymont 2019). The group focuses on how to advance and expand the use of navigators in state courts, and addresses specific models and strategies.


Co-Chairs: Angela Tripp (MI) and J Singleton (MN) (sub-listserv membership limited to those working on triage projects)

This Working Group explores triage systems and program design for legal services and court operations with a goal of efficient and effective client service. Members of this working group typically are responsible for triage system design, program management and business process development or serve in a leadership and/or technology role in their organization.

Law Libraries (sub-listserv membership limited to law librarians)

Chair: Sue Ludington (NY) & Mary Sellmyer (IL)

This Working Group explores the important role libraries and librarians play in providing access to justice. Members of this working group typically consist of librarians and those that are responsible for exploring partnerships with libraries for service delivery.

Access to Justice Coordinators within Court Administration (sub-listserv membership only to people working within court administration on ATJ issues)

Facilitated by: Katherine Alteneder (VA)

Membership in this Working Group is by invitation only. Members typically consist of leadership in Access to Justice initiatives initiated by the Administrative Office of Courts for a State. This Working Group explores the programs and infrastructure developed by state AOCs to deliver access to justice with a goal of creating shared resources among the states for purposes of replicating best practices and successes.