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®: CRE Regulatory Action of the Week

DoJ Establishes Office for Access to Justice
Effective July 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Justice has amended the Code of Federal Regulations to reflect the establishment of the Office for Access to Justice as a distinct component of the Department of Justice. According to DoJ, "The Office for Access to Justice was created by the Attorney General to address the access-to-justice crisis in the criminal and civil justice systems. The office's mission is to help ensure that the justice system is efficient, fair, and accessible to all, irrespective of an individual's wealth and status." DoJ has published a rule that sets forth the Office's organization, mission and functions.

  • Click here to read DoJ's Federal Register notice of this new Office and rule.