Access to Justice
The Access to Justice Project builds on AFJ’s long history of leadership on issues related to the courts and justice. Through our expansive civil justice legal networks and our tradition of working in coalitions, we strive to leverage and magnify the voice of the nonprofit community.
Alliance for Justice is working to create an infrastructure that will support a progressive agenda to protect and improve our civil justice system.
What will happen if the advocates of restricting citizen access to the courts have their way? More corporations will focus solely on the bottom line, with little or no concern about product safety or being held responsible for negligent decisions.
AFJ works to motivate and organize a wide swath of the nonprofit community — consumers, unions, disability rights, senior citizens, environmental, bar associations, academics and others — to get involved in the critical issue of preserving the right of all people to have access to protect their rights and hold others accountable for wrongdoing. This right is the very foundation of the American civil justice system. It has been one of the most effective tools that ordinary Americans have against government and corporate power.
GOALS of ACCESS TO JUSTICE