Illinois legislation creates civil right to counsel pilots project
01/01/2014, Legislation, All Basic Human Needs
The "Access to Justice Act", enacted in 2013, creates a set of statewide pilot projects for the provision of counsel in civil cases, and will last for 5 years. The pilots are funded by a new court fee, and are expected to have about $4 million for operation. The pilot planners anticipate focusing on providing counsel in housing cases.
Cite: Illinois HB3111
|NCCRC is working with the pilot designers on shaping the pilots, and contributed information on other pilot projects across the country.|