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Equal Justice Fund Authority

Concerning measures to increase access to the courts for indigent persons.
2024 Regular Session
Courts & Judicial
Bill Summary

The bill creates the equal justice fund authority as a special purpose authority to administer the equal justice fund for the purpose of providing monetary support to local organizations that provide legal representation and legal advice to low-income individuals.

The bill requires certain court filings to incur an additional $20 filing fee that must be annually deposited into the equal justice fund.

The bill prohibits a judge from requiring indigent parties to pay the docket fee for a civil action.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)


Under Consideration


Bill Text

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