Law Democratized: A Blueprint for Solving the Justice Crisis

Law Democratized: A Blueprint for Solving the Justice Crisis

by Renee Knake Jefferson
Law Democratized: A Blueprint for Solving the Justice Crisis

Law Democratized: A Blueprint for Solving the Justice Crisis

by Renee Knake Jefferson

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Overview

A practical plan for providing legal help to all, regardless of resources

Millions of people in the United States face legal problems without lawyers to help them. Why? How do we educate and inform the public about the law so they can understand when the services of a lawyer are necessary or desirable? When can individuals solve legal problems on their own or with the assistance of a specialist without a traditional law degree? In short, how do we democratize the law?

Law Democratized offers a blueprint to increase legal help for everyone, regardless of their ability to pay. Building on more than a decade of research into innovation in legal services, the book advances a series of recommendations inspired by success stories from around the globe. Renee Knake Jefferson outlines different paths pursued by bar associations, courts, entrepreneurs, law schools, nonprofits, and others, evaluating the promise and pitfalls of each. She analyzes regulatory reforms employed in other nations, along with emerging efforts in a handful of US states.

If the rule of law is the bedrock that American democracy rests upon, then the justice transformed system must be open and user-friendly to all. Law Democratized makes a compelling argument for transforming the American legal landscape through engaged citizenship, ethical innovation, expanded education, and regulatory reform, in order to democratize law and make legal help more accessible.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781479820399
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 01/09/2024
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 299,697
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Renee Knake Jefferson is Professor of Law and the Doherty Chair in Legal Ethics at the University of Houston and author of Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court.
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