Dina E. Fein


The civil justice system must discharge its responsibility to preserve and advance the rule of law for all members of society. It is incumbent upon the system to recognize the needs of all who seek access to justice, and ensure that entry points and services exist commensurate with those needs. In this Article, the Author discusses what is meant by access to justice; reflects on the challenge to access in the civil justice system and the various efforts underway to address that challenge; describes the continuum of resources that exist to ensure access to justice; and explores an approach for connecting those in need of legal assistance with the appropriate resource to meet that need.