Rick Alexander Interviewed by The News Journal on Legal Services for the Poor
Morris Nichols counsel Rick Alexander spoke with The News Journal upon the release of the Delaware Access to Justice Commission’s civil subcommittees final report examining legal services for the poor.
“Legal services, on the civil side, for the poor are extremely underfunded,” he said. “We have about enough revenue to provide for one eighth of that population.”
Rick discussed ways to increase funding and address unmet needs via fundraising and pro bono representation. He pointed out the damaging long-term effects of not investing in the civil justice system, concluding, “In the long-run, we pay a greater price by not investing upfront in justice.”
Rick serves as a member of the Access to Justice Commission created by the Delaware Supreme Court in 2014. The Commission was formed to identify barriers to the judicial system in Delaware and to develop recommendations to improve access to justice for the citizens of Delaware.
Watch the full interview from The News Journal.
Read the Civil Subcommittee Final Report on the Access to Justice Commission website.