Study of Eviction Diversion Begins in Miami

Harvard Law School Study of Eviction Diversion Begins in Miami Renters Seeking Repairs Can Get Legal Advice and Information to Avoid Eviction Miami, FL – Legal Services of Greater Miami is launching a first-in-the-nation study of an eviction diversion program, in partnership with Harvard Law School’s Access to Justice Lab. The Tenants’ Equal Justice Clinic, Read more about Study of Eviction Diversion Begins in Miami[…]

Upcoming webinar with Jim Greiner: Credible Measurements of the Socioeconomic Costs of Incarceration

Professor Jim Greiner on Credible Measurements of the Socioeconomic Costs of Incarceration Wednesday, February 26, 2020 12-1 PM (EST) Join A2J Lab Faculty Director Jim Greiner for a webinar focusing on empirical research in criminal justice. The United States incarcerates a higher fraction of its population than any other country in the world. Recent trends, including the election of Read more about Upcoming webinar with Jim Greiner: Credible Measurements of the Socioeconomic Costs of Incarceration[…]

Guest Post: Rohan Pavuluri on Founding Upsolve

Today’s guest post is authored by Rohan Pavuluri, co-founder and CEO at Upsolve, a nonprofit that helps low-income families file bankruptcy for free using an online web app. The idea for Upsolve grew out of Pavuluri’s work as a research assistant at the Access to Justice Lab. The Access to Justice Lab does not endorse Read more about Guest Post: Rohan Pavuluri on Founding Upsolve[…]

Join A2J Lab Faculty Director Jim Greiner in California this November

Friends on the West Coast, you have two opportunities to join A2J Lab Faculty Director Jim Greiner this November. A Conversation with Jim Greiner Wednesday, Nov. 13 6 – 8 pm Knobbe Martens 2040 Main St., 14th Floor Irvine, CA 92614 Co-hosted by the Harvard Law School Association of Orange County and the Harvard Law Read more about Join A2J Lab Faculty Director Jim Greiner in California this November[…]

The Final Stage Reentry Project

The Access to Justice Lab at Harvard Law School partners with Kansas Legal Services, Neighborhood Legal Services, and Pittsburgh-Area Law Schools on Criminal Record-Clearing Project in Kansas and Western Pennsylvania Kansas Legal Services, Inc. (KLS), Neighborhood Legal Services (NLS), the Duquesne University School of Law Civil Rights clinical program, and students and professors at the Read more about The Final Stage Reentry Project[…]

Ready, set, launch…Court Date Reminders in a Public Defense Setting

The Access to Justice Lab has started a new study to learn whether text message communication between arrestees and their public defenders can reduce failure to appear (FTA) rates, improve attorney-client relationships, and avoid unnecessary incarceration. Failure to appear at trial is often a reason that policymakers give for incarcerating people before their trial date. Read more about Ready, set, launch…Court Date Reminders in a Public Defense Setting[…]

A2J Lab Webinar: Evaluation and Research in Law

Are you considering evaluating a project but don’t know where to start? Have you ever been curious about what you can learn from different evaluation methods? April Faith-Slaker and Matthew Stubenberg have put together a great introductory webinar that describes different evaluation options. The 45-minute video, designed for members of the legal profession, gives a Read more about A2J Lab Webinar: Evaluation and Research in Law[…]

Ready, Set, Launch…AmeriCorps in Legal Aid (Montana)

We’re live in Montana! Our collaborators at Montana Legal Services Association (MLSA) have worked hard with April Faith-Slaker over the past several months to design an evaluation of their AmeriCorps non-lawyer advocacy program. This newest evaluation adds a lot of firsts for the A2J Lab: the first study focusing on a primarily rural location, the Read more about Ready, Set, Launch…AmeriCorps in Legal Aid (Montana)[…]

Coding for Lawyers

We had a great turnout at our Coding for Lawyers session at this year’s Innovation in Technology Conference (ITC) held in New Orleans. Taught by A2J Lab researcher Matthew Stubenberg and Harvard Law School’s Access to Justice/Technology Fellow William Palin, the session went into the details of what’s inside the software and platforms that lawyers Read more about Coding for Lawyers[…]

Access to justice issue of Dædalus available free online

If you’re looking for some good reading this week, we’ve got you covered. The current issue of Dædalus, a publication of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, is entirely focused on how the U.S. can address the access to justice gap. The first-ever open access issue of the journal, the publication includes twenty-four essays that cover a Read more about Access to justice issue of Dædalus available free online[…]