16 Nw. U. J. Int'l Hum. Rts. 1 (2018)

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Rhode, Eaton, & Porto


     Access to Justice Through Limited Legal

                                 Assistance


  Deborah L. Rhode,* Kevin Eaton, and Anna Porto

       This article describes an empirical survey of a limited legal assistance program designed
to assist low-income individuals with family law matters. It begins by exploring the needfor such
research, given the nation's shameful level of unmet legal needs, and the lack of rigorous
evaluation of strategies designed to address those needs. The article discussion then describes
the methodology of a survey ofAlaska Legal Services' limited legal assistance program, and the
survey's major findings. Among the most critical conclusions are that limited assistance is a
cost-effective use of resources, but that more effort should center on provision of hands-on
assistance inform completion. A final section of the article places these findings in the context of
broader strategies to increase access to justice for those who need it most.




























Ernest W. McFarland Professor of Law and Director of the Center on the Legal Profession, Stanford University.
The authors gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Luciana Herman, Nikole Nelson, Lucy Buford Ricca, and
James Sandman, who made this project possible.
  J.D., Stanford Law School (2017)
  J.D., Stanford Law School (2017)


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