Introduction: What We Know and Need to Know About the State of “Access to Justice” Research




South Carolina Law Review



Ongoing, systematic research on civil legal needs and services is an essential component of improving the quality and availability of such services. Collaboration among researchers, legal services providers, and regulators will only become more important as innovations in the delivery of legal services progress. This volume brings together sixteen white papers by subject matter experts who assess “what we know and need to know” about various aspects of civil legal services delivery. The product of a partnership between the South Carolina Law Review and the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services, the collection is intended to serve as a resource for policymakers and legal services providers, and to identify issues and priorities for further research.

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