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Access to Justice Commission

 The Colorado Access to Justice Commission is an independent entity formed in 2003 with the support of the Colorado Supreme Court, the Colorado Bar Association and the Statewide Legal Services Group.

The Access to Justice Commission is comprised of twenty members. The Colorado Supreme Court appoints four members and the Colorado Bar Association appoints ten members. One member is appointed by each of the following: Colorado Legal Services, COLTAF, the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado, the Governor, Speaker of the House of Representatives and President of the Colorado Senate. Members serve staggered three-year terms.

Staff assistance for the Access to Justice Commission is provided by the Colorado Bar Association.

Much of the work of the Access to Justice Commission is through committees comprised of members of the access to justice community and chaired by an Access to Justice Commissioner.

The Mission of the Access to Justice Commission is to develop, coordinate and implement policy initiatives to expand access to and enhance the quality of justice in civil legal matters for persons who encounter barriers in gaining access to Colorado's civil justice system.