Wlliam C. Hubbard, president of the American Bar Association, calls it “the justice gap.”
Deep down, all Americans believe they have a right to their day in court. They probably don’t envision that might mean a day in court with no lawyer on hand to guide them through it. But that’s the reality for an increasing number of people, perhaps one reason the World Justice Project’s Rule of Law Index ranks the United States only 19th out of 99 countries on access to justice ….” [Link to full article.]
More about A2J at the ABA Resource Center for Access to Justice Initiatives and links to State Access to Justice Commissions.