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The Civil Justice Gap Report

 
The Civil Justice Gap Report
 

The Shortfall in Essential Legal Aid for New Jerseyans Living in Porverty and the Necessary Steps to Secure Equal Justice.

 

THE CIVIL JUSTICE GAP 2011 REPORT

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  • The Need for Civil Legal Assistance
  • The Consequences of Not Having Legal Representation
  • The Legal Services' Caseload, Staffing and Resource Situation
  • Solutions: Necessary Steps to Secure Civil Justice for Those in Poverty
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NEW JERSEY'S CIVIL JUSTICE GAP

New Jersey's civil justice gap pie chart

33% people in poverty with legal problems People in poverty with legal problems
67% people in poverty with no legal problems People in poverty with no legal problems

One in three New Jersey adults with lower incomes will experience a legal problem during the course of a year.

 Among those New Jersey adults with at least one legal problems, the average number of legal problems increased by nearly 30 percent between 2002 and 2006.