The voices of over 10,000 people in the United States were heard with the launch of the US Justice Needs report on September 1, 2021. 

Two years ago, IAALS and HiiL, The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law, joined forces on a nationwide study on access to justice in the United States, just prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The results reveal never-before-seen insights into the justice needs of people of all income levels across all regions of the country—providing the data we need to target reform efforts in an evidence-based way.

On September 1, IAALS and HiiL dove into this groundbreaking report together. David Yellen, IAALS’ CEO, and HiiL’s CEO, Sam Muller, opened the webinar with an announcement of the release. Dr. Martin Gramatikov and Logan Cornett teamed up to present key data points, providing a view of how Americans across a broad range of socio-demographic groups experience and resolve their legal problems. And, Professor Maurits Barendrecht and Brittany Kauffman spoke to the crucial implications of this research—for those in the justice system, policymakers, and beyond.

Video of the event is available below, and a video with transcript is available here.

Don't forget to register for our second US Justice Needs launch webinar on September 15, "The US Justice Needs Study: Policy Implications for Access to Justice."