Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

Securing Access To Justice Through Technology

October 2017 Bar Bulletin

By Judge Janet E. Garrow

A phrase frequently used in reference to the court system is the importance of providing “access to justice.” Access to justice is not just a catchphrase; it is considered a fundamental right in Washington.

In 1994, the Washington Supreme Court chose to recognize and protect this important right by establishing the Access to Justice Board (ATJB). The ATJB is charged with the responsibility to assure high-quality access for vulnerable low-
and moderate-income persons, and others who suffer disparate access barriers to the civil justice system.1

Over the years, the ATJB recognized that developments in court technology can often pose significant challenges to...

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