Access to justice is the opportunity to be heard and to obtain a fair result. Everyone deserves it, but some have more of it than others, and it is unavailable to millions of people even in disputes over the most basic human needs, including keeping a home, holding a family together, defending life savings, and securing sustenance, health and safety. It is routinely compromised in criminal cases. We all have a stake in access to justice, not only because we (and those we love) may face an urgent legal crisis at a crucial moment in our lives, but also because the basic stability of our society (the rule of law and the reliability of our democracy) requires justice for all. Please support the work of the National Center for Access to Justice.