Alliance Resources and Tools

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The Alliance for Equal Justice works together collaboratively to coordinate strategic delivery of civil legal aid to people and communities that experience poverty and injustice. Our standards, principles, and other resources can be found below.

Access To Justice Board

ATJ Board Annual Report

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2015 Access to Justice Board Annual Report

Size: 3.71 MB Last Updated: September 15, 2017
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2016 Access to Justice Board Annual Report

Size: 6.32 MB Last Updated: September 15, 2017
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2017 Access to Justice Board Annual Report

Size: 5.52 MB Last Updated: September 15, 2017
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2018 Access to Justice Board Annual Report

Size: 33.07 MB Last Updated: September 5, 2018

Enabling Order

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2016 Order Reauthorizing the Access to Justice Board

This WA State Supreme Court order authorizes the Access to Board to be administered by the Washington State Bar Association and charges the ATJ Board with the responsibility to achieve equal access to the civil justice system for those facing economic and other significant barriers.

Size: 180.94 KB Last Updated: December 4, 2017
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ATJ Board Operational Rules

In carrying out the Supreme Court Order Reauthorizing the Access to Justice Board, these Operational Rules guide the policies and procedures for the Board and its committees.

Size: 261.76 KB Last Updated: September 15, 2017

Mission and Values

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Access to Justice Statement of Principles

Justice involves the determination and realization of legal needs, rights and responsibilities and the fair resolution of disputes.  Access to justice is based on these following principles and goals.

Size: 159.22 KB Last Updated: September 15, 2017
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Hallmarks of the Washington State Alliance for Equal Justice

The Hallmarks are the unifying set of visions and values that guide the Alliance as we work to expand meaningful access to the civil justice system and to identify and eliminate barriers that deny justice and perpetuate poverty.

Size: 121.79 KB Last Updated: September 15, 2017

State Planning for Civil Legal Services Delivery

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2015 WA State Civil Legal Needs Study Update

This report summarizes the finding of the 2015 Washington Civil Legal Needs Study Update, a rigorous assessment of the unmet civil legal needs of low-income families in Washington State.

Size: 2.10 MB Last Updated: December 4, 2017
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2018-2020 State Plan Five Goals

This one page handout serves as a companion visual to the 2018-2020 State Plan for the Coordinated Delivery of Civil Legal Aid to Low-Income People.

Size: 271.52 KB Last Updated: September 15, 2017
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2018-2020 State Plan for the Coordinated Delivery of Civil Legal Aid to Low Income People

The State Plan guides the collective efforts of the Alliance in order to expand access to the justice system and identify and eliminate barriers that perpetuate poverty and deny justice.

Size: 3.30 MB Last Updated: December 4, 2017

Standards

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Best Practices for Pro Bono Services in Washington

The Washington Statewide Pro Bono Council has adopted the American Bar Association's Best Practices for Programs Providing Civil Pro Bono Services to Person of Limited Means for reference and use by Washington's pro bono programs. These standards should be read as complimentary to the Performance Standards for Legal Aid in the State of Washington.

Size: 8.80 MB Last Updated: December 4, 2017
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Performance Standards for Legal Aid in the State of Washington

The ATJ Board has adopted these Performance Standards for Legal Aid in the State of Washington to serve as guidelines for the operation and performance of civil legal aid organizations in Washington State.

Size: 381.26 KB Last Updated: September 15, 2017
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Proposed Strategies for Using Performance Standards for Legal Aid in the State of Washington

This memorandum suggests various way in which 1) the content of the Performance Standards for Legal Aid in the State of Washington might become better known; 2) how they might be used, and 3) how the Access to Justice Board might encourage their implementation.

Size: 452.66 KB Last Updated: September 15, 2017

Communications

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ATJ Board Communication Plan

The ATJ Board Communication Plan is a three-part plan to communicate about the work of the ATJ Board, facilitate Alliance for Equal Justice intercommunication, and support the Alliance for Equal Justice in communicating with the public.

Size: 288.13 KB Last Updated: December 4, 2017
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Collaboration Principles

The Access to Justice Board Collaboration Principles strives to improve coordination among providers, improve the delivery of services to eligible client communities, and helps to better leverage scarce resources.

Size: 17.63 KB Last Updated: September 15, 2017

Technology

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Access to Justice Technology Principles

These Access to Justice Technology Principles state the governing values and principles which shall guide the use of technology in the Washington State justice system.

Size: 311.49 KB Last Updated: September 15, 2017
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Access to Justice Technology Principles Supreme Court Order

This WA State Supreme Court order ensures that the ATJ Technology Principles will be considered with other governing law and court rules in deciding the appropriate use of technology in the administration of the courts.

Size: 140.72 KB Last Updated: December 4, 2017

Disability Access

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Ensuring Equal Access for People with Disabilities: A Guide for Washington Administrative Proceedings

Adopted in 2011, this guide helps state administrative agencies comply with the law and ensure equitable access for people with disabilities in administrative proceedings.

Size: 4.50 MB Last Updated: September 15, 2017
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Ensuring Equal Access for People with Disabilities: A Guide for Washington Courts

Revised in 2011, this guide helps Washington courthouses and court services to be accessible to persons with disabilities.

Size: 948.18 KB Last Updated: September 15, 2017