To transform these values into reality, the Washington State Supreme Court Order gave the ATJ Board the mission to promote and facilitate equal access to justice, and, among other tasks, to develop and implement policies and initiatives that enhance, improve, and strengthen access to justice. On November 2, 2000, the Court entered an Order which reauthorized the ATJ Board as a permanent body, charging it with responsibility to assure high quality access for all persons in Washington State who suffer disparate access barriers to the justice system. The Court gave the ATJ Board the specific task, among others, to "develop and implement new programs and innovative measures designed to expand access to justice in Washington State."
Donald J. Horowitz,
Technology, Values, and the Justice System: The Evolution of the Access to Justice Technology Bill of Rights,
79 Wash. L. Rev.
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