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On LawNext: How A New Type of Justice Worker Could Slender the Justice Hole, with Nikole Nelson, CEO of Frontline Justice


Feb 13, 2024
On LawNext: How A New Kind of Justice Worker Could Narrow the Justice Gap, with Nikole Nelson, CEO of Frontline Justice

In November, the firm Frontline Justice released with the mission of addressing the escalating accessibility to justice disaster by empowering a new category of legal helper, the justice employee. The firm has an bold mission: To very clear the way for justice employees to exist in all 50 states by 2035.

In pursuit of that mission, it is backed by an remarkable founding crew that includes Rebecca Sandefur, a person of the world’s primary students on obtain to justice (who was on LawNext in 2020) Matthew Burnett, senior method officer for the Accessibility to Justice Study Initiative at the American Bar Foundation (ABF) Jim Sandman, president emeritus of the Lawful Solutions Company (on LawNext in 2019) and other noteworthy names.

On this episode of LawNext, host Bob Ambrogi is joined by Nikole Nelson, the CEO of Frontline Justice. Ahead of beginning there in November, Nelson experienced been government director of Alaska Legal Companies Company, exactly where she was instrumental in launching a statewide neighborhood justice employee project that received the 2019 Environment Justice Obstacle. She was also instrumental in bringing about an Alaska Supreme Court rule modify in 2022 allowing justice staff supervised by Alaska Lawful Solutions to supply limited scope authorized assist in specified scenarios.

Nelson describes how justice workers helped Alaska Authorized Products and services greater serve the legal problems of people throughout the state’s remotest locations, and how new styles of justice employees in other states could similarly aid reach those people who are not now obtaining adequate aid for their legal problems. She also acknowledges that Frontline Justice faces obstacles in obtaining its mission, and she shares her thoughts on how it can overcome them.

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