Our Mission and Vision
Access to the American legal system should be available to all people. Acting on our public interest oriented values, Access Justice℠ is committed to providing effective, efficient and affordable access to justice for low- and moderate-income, working class individuals, disadvantaged minorities, nonprofit organizations and small businesses whose limited resources have largely prevented them from securing the legal counsel they need and deserve.
The team at Access Justice believes that regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, public assistance status, familial status, class, or any other artificial label, we all have the same hopes, aspirations and innate worth. Therefore, Access Justice is fully committed to a policy and practice of non-discrimination based on that principle.
The Access Justice Team
You can learn more about the dedicated legal professionals at Access Justice, if you like. Besides our wonderful staff and volunteers, we currently have a dedicated Board of Directors, which we are in the process of expanding, as well as an informal distinguished Board of Advisors, which we are in the process of formally developing. You can also learn more about opportunities to become part of our team.
Access Justice is pleased to offer speaking services on diverse legal topics for a broad range of audiences. Jim Cohen has spoken widely throughout the United States and in many countries throughout the world on legal issues and law-related topics to community organizations, law schools, law firms, and state and federal agencies. Other professional staff that form AJ team are also adept and experienced in presentations.
We can come to anyplace in the Twin Cities (or possibly elsewhere in Minnesota and other states) to speak to:
- Law Schools
- Bar Associations
- Other professional groups
- Nonprofits, social services and community organizations
- Neighborhood associations
Our basic presentation: “About Access Justice — A Unique and Replicable Legal Services Model,” is always offered at no cost in the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. It can be tailored to meet the needs of your group, organization, or association.
Access Justice’s Founder and Executive Director Jim Cohen recently appeared on Metro Cable Network 6. He met
with host Catherine Hoaglund on Catherine’s Crossing to discuss the empowering, quality, and affordable legal
services that Access Justice offers to working class people, small businesses , and organizations whose limited resources prevent them from accessing out legal system.
Biking for Justice