On May 16, 2018, the Tennessee Supreme Court Access to Justice Commission released its Annual Report for 2017. “Access to the justice system is a critical issue as economic barriers disadvantage many of our neighbors who need civil legal help,” said Supreme Court Justice Connie Clark. “What we have learned in the past 10 years is that there is no single solution, no magic bullet to solve this issue. But, with all hands on deck, we are having an impact and are improving lives across the state.”
It is gratifying to see the efforts that are made by organizations and individuals across the state, although I wish the contribution made by mediators was made clearer. I challenge TAMP members to generate ideas for ensuring that the value of pro bono mediators in Tennessee gets more recognition in the next report!
Read the full report here.