Access to Justice Technology ResourcesAccess to Justice Technology Principles
The Access to Justice Technology Principles were developed by the Access to Justice Board and adopted by the Supreme Court on December 3, 2004 to assure that technology enhances rather than diminishes access to and the quality of justice for all persons in Washington State.
The Principles are meant to be practical and effective tools for workers in, and users of, the justice system and to inform justice system administrative decision making processes. The Principles are designed to ensure that the planning, development, implementation and use of new technologies and the management of existing technologies by justice system and associated organizations protect and advance the fundamental right of equal access to justice. The Principles do not create or constitute the basis for new causes of action or create unfunded mandates.
The ATJ Technology Principles have been endorsed by the Board for Judicial Administration, the Judicial Information System Committee, the Board of Trustees of the Superior Court Judges’ Association, the Board of Trustees of the District and Municipal Court Judges’ Association, the Board of Governors of the Washington State Bar Association, the Minority and Justice Commission, the Gender and Justice Commission, the Attorney General, and the Council on Public Legal Education.
Two checklists are available to help organizations establish internal expectations that promote the fundamental goals and objectives of the Access to Justice (ATJ) Technology Principles and facilitate effective integration of the Principles into organizational decision-making and operations.
The checklist for integration of the Principles into Organizational Culture & Operations is designed to facilitate a high level review of an organization’s efforts to integrate the ATJ Technology Principles, and should be looked to as a guide for organizational leaders.
The checklist for integration of the Principles into the Technology Development Lifecycle is designed to facilitate the timely consideration of key questions in the process of technology systems development and is a guide for system developers, program managers, and others involved in justice system technology projects.
For questions regarding the ATJ Technology Principles, please contact the Committee at the following:
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