Yesterday, the Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission board held its quarterly meeting in beautiful Dreyfuss University Center on the campus of UW Stevens Point. The meeting had a full agenda of both substantive and administrative issues to address. What follows is a meeting summary prepared by Commission staff (draft minutes will be uploaded to the About page soon).
On the substantive front, there was wide-ranging discussion of the Commission’s purpose, the scope of its responsibilities and the Commission’s capacity to address the difficult issues raised by trying to expand access to justice in the civil legal system for low income Wisconsin residents. This is the beginning of what will undoubtedly be extensive and continuing discussion about the Commission’s role and priorities. It is an important discussion to have. Some encouraging themes emerged.