UMass Law Professor Justine Dunlap joined the executive committee of the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission.
Professor Justine Dunlap joins the executive committee of the Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission. Professor Dunlap was appointed to the A2J Commission last year for a three-year term as a commissioner. Professor Dunlap has an extensive background in access to justice issues previously working as a Staff Attorney and Managing Attorney in the Family Branch of The Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia and later as Director of the Counsel for Child Abuse and Neglect in the D.C. Superior Court.
The Massachusetts Access to Justice Commission’s goal is to achieve equal justice for all persons in the Commonwealth. It strives to accomplish its mission through, inter alia, strengthening civil legal services, private attorney pro-bono work, and enhancing self-represented litigants’ ability to achieve fairness and justice in the court system. At UMass Law, Professor Dunlap created and teaches an Access to Justice Seminar, a topic important to her since she began her legal career at the Legal Aid Society. Professor Dunlap encourages her students to engage in legal services and pro-bono work as well as innovating solutions to the justice gap.