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Virginia Access to Justice Commission unveils new website

The Virginia Access to Justice Commission, in partnership with the Virginia Law Foundation, has launched a new website.

The site,, will be used “to help reach the public, the legal community, and all stakeholders in working toward a more equitable justice system,” according to a release from the Virginia Access to Justice Commission.

“This website will be an invaluable tool in promoting access to justice for all Virginians. The site will serve as a connector — not just for those in need of legal services, but for those who seek to help close the justice gap,” Supreme Court of Virginia Chief Justice Bernard Goodwyn said in a press release.

The Virginia Access to Justice Commission, chaired by Goodwyn and Blue Ridge Legal Services Executive Director John Whitfield, was established in 2013 by the Supreme Court of Virginia to “ensure that an entity is actively coordinating and promoting access to justice efforts in the Commonwealth,” according to the commission’s website. The group works with people throughout the legal field to help promote equal access to justice in Virginia, namely to low income individuals and underserved populations.

The commission’s achievements include establishing the Virginia Judicial System Court Self-Help website, creating a model policy for personal electronic device use in courthouses and courtrooms and collaborating with the Virginia State Bar to address frequently asked questions on pro bono reporting.