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Access to Justice Project

The Access to Justice Project is a collaboration of LACLJ, Levitt & Quinn and the Stanley Mosk Courthouse that serves to provide free legal representation to low-income parents in high-conflict custody disputes. The project prioritizes cases where one side is represented by a lawyer and the other is not, as well as cases involving domestic violence or where there are other significant barriers to resolving custody disputes.

The Access to Justice Project is funded pursuant to California’s Sargent Shriver Civil Counsel Act, which established funding for counsel in high-stakes civil cases. The law made California the first state to move toward a civil right to counsel.[:es]We advocate for widespread changes to improve the lives of low-income families in California. We believe that making the justice system accessible for all requires advocacy at multiple levels. The majority of LACLJ’s services are dedicated to working with people one-on-one in their individual cases. We build on the knowledge and experience we gain through these cases to strategically advocate for changes that improve access to justice beyond our doors.

LACLJ is committed to building strategic partnerships and innovative collaborations, developing new service delivery models, and engaging in policy advocacy. Whether filing an appeal, advocating for legislation, or developing an innovative project, we fight for the rights of low-income and marginalized communities.