As a pioneer of contemporary pro bono models and a progressive force in the community, we believe the shift to Access Justice Brooklyn is a more accurate reflection of who we are and where we’re heading as an organization and a force for change.
Access Justice Brooklyn recognizes that the balance of inequity shifts when people have legal support, as they are more likely to achieve the results they need. Without people working together to do what we do, many Brooklynites would have no access to legal advice, representation to defend their rights, or justice.
Every day in Brooklyn, people with low incomes—especially in marginalized communities—face legal challenges alone. Barriers to representation and affordable support complicate an already unbalanced system. We believe the system only works fairly when all Brooklynites have the means to access and achieve justice.
Providing civil legal services to Brooklynites in need is critical, but we can’t do it alone. Everyone, whether an attorney or not, can help us expand access to the legal system and realize our vision of justice for all.