October 20, 2014 (Los Angeles)Civil Justice Strategies Task Force

In November 2013, the State Bar Board of Trustees approved the creation and appointment of the Civil Justice Strategies Task Force as a special committee of the board.  A membership roster can be accessed below.

The charge of the task force is to analyze the reasons for the existing “justice gap,” to evaluate the role of the legal profession in addressing the crisis, to seek the input of groups who have been working to expand access to justice to understand what efforts have worked and which have not been successful, to study creative solutions being considered in other states and other countries, and to develop an action plan with recommendations for steps that should be taken to fill the justice gap and achieve true access to justice in California.

Development of the action plan will include a series of public meetings and circulation of the draft action plan for public comment to obtain input from key stakeholders, including those who have long struggled to address the justice gap, as well as others who may be able to suggest creative solutions.
Anticipated Public Meeting Topics

Anticipated Public Meeting Topics
A series of all-day public hearings will be held by the task force to consider the input and make recommendations to the Board of Trustees.

  • Hearing I: Examining the Causes - March 26th (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM) (Los Angeles)
  • Hearing IIA: Access to Justice Obstacles and Success - April 30 (10:30 AM - 3:30 PM) (San Francisco)
  • Hearing IIB: Access to Justice Obstacles and Success - May 28 (10:30 AM - 3:30 PM) (Los Angeles)
  • Hearing III: New Solutions - June 18 (10:30 AM - 3:30 PM) (Los Angeles)
  • Hearing IV: Cost of Legal Education - August 26 (10:30 AM - 3:30 PM) (San Francisco)
  • Hearings  V & VI: Prepare Action plan - October 20 & November 13 (10:30 AM - 3:30 PM) (Los Angeles) 

List of Materials

Civil Justice Strategies Task Force Roster

See materials for the Limited License Working Group

Notices and Agendas


Subscribe to notices and agendas for the Civil Justice Strategies Task Force.


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Francisco Gomez
Office of the Executive Director
The State Bar of California
180 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415-538-2170
Email: francisco.gomez@calbar.ca.gov