Justice Initiatives Committee

Jurisdiction

Support the State Bar’s access to justice efforts by:

  • Developing and recommending proposals for proactive programs to benefit underserved populations, including the poor, racial and ethnic minorities, gender identity, juveniles, domestic violence survivors
  • Supporting resources for civil legal aid programs
  • Providing recommendations and support for the State Bar’s pro bono legal services program
  • Recommending John W. Cummiskey Award recipient
  • Identifying the need for any workgroups to support the jurisdiction of the committee
  • Conferring and coordinating regularly with the Access to Justice Policy, Affordable Legal Services, and Online Legal Resource and Referral committees on common strategic goals
  • Identifying possible collaborations to support

Note: This committee may have more than 15 members and may include non-State Bar members.

2019-2020 Committee List

Annual Reports

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Public Policy Reports

Justice Initiatives Committee

  • 2009-2010 Legislative Session

    HB5995 Destruction of Juvenile Fingerprint Records
    HB5468 Electronic Signature
    HB5518 Eviction Summons
    SB0960 Notaries Public
  • 2007-2008 Legislative Session

    HB4406 English as Official State Language
    HB4501 Increase Costs and Fees
    HB4525 Corrections Identification Card
    HB4753 Correction of Inaccurate Items in Consumer Credit Reports
    HB4755 Expansion of Juror Pools
    HB4859 Expansion of Juror Pools
    HB4931 Expansion of Juror Pools
    HB4932 Expansion of Juror Pools
    HB4933 Expansion of Juror Pools
    HB4934 Expansion of Juror Pools
    HB5213 Record Expungement for Certain Offenders
    HB5534 Forged Deeds
  • 2005-2006 Legislative Session

    HB5625 Allows Real Estate Agents to Represent Landlords in Small Claims Court in Security Deposit Disputes Under Certain Circumstances
    HB4006 Creates Act Establishing Bad Check Program
    HB4160 Revises Limitation on Recovery Amount Allowed in Small Claims Suits
    HB4629 Requires Payment of Prosecution Costs in Certain Circumstances
    HB4732 Allows Property Managers and Other Non-Lawyers to Represent Certain Businesses in Eviction Proceedings
    HB4796 Eliminates Right to Preliminary Exam for Certain Crimes
    HB4797 Eliminates Right to Preliminary Exam for Certain Crimes
    HB4799 Eliminates Right to Preliminary Exam for Certain Crimes
    HB4800 Eliminates Right to Preliminary Exam for Certain Crimes
    HB4851 Revises Age Under Which Court has Jurisdiction
    HB5337 Provides for Waiver from "Administrative Hearings" While Deployed or Serving on Active Duty
    SB0060 Adds Incapacitated Parent as Basis for Custody Action by Third Person
    SB0113 Revises Jury Service and Provides for Lengthy Trial Fund
    SB0542 Eliminates Right to Preliminary Exam for Certain Crimes
    SB0543 Eliminates Right to Preliminary Exam for Certain Crimes
    SB0544 Eliminates Right to Preliminary Exam for Certain Crimes
    SB0545 Eliminates Right to Preliminary Exam for Certain Crimes
    SB0815 Allows Property Managers and Other Nonlawyers to Represent Businesses in Certain Eviction Proceedings