“Equal justice under law is not merely a caption on the facade of the Supreme Court building; it is perhaps the most inspiring ideal of our society. It is one of the ends for which our entire legal system exists. It is fundamental that justice should be the same, in substance and availability, without regard to economic status.”
- Justice Lewis Powell, Jr.
America’s civil legal system provides us with the opportunity to seek and obtain justice when our rights have been violated and a forum for redress when we have been wronged.
The term “access to justice” describes the ability of any person, regardless of income, to use the legal system to advocate for themselves and their interests.