My most recent post was about ABA Opinion 484, which attempts to contribute to the effort to help close the access-to-justice gap.
Today, over at the ABA Journal, Jason Tashea offers a different perspective on the issue. You should read his full post, but here is the gist of it:
Time and again, the proposed solutions to close the gap—whether loans, technology, professional rule changes, process and business model improvements—are missing the larger point. The access-to-justice gap doesn’t exist because of absence of loans or the lack of technology or the intractable billable hour. It exists—and continues to grow—because the cost of life in America has increased dramatically while wages for most Americans have been stagnant or even falling for decades.