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Community Education and Access to Justice

CCE places a high priority on informing the community about how the justice system works in the District of Columbia. The Council publishes plain-language guides and distributes them widely and without cost through the public libraries, justice system agencies, community organizations, and service providers, and in response to individual requests. You can find all our guides in the Digital Library of this website.

Early in 2012, CCE began working on efforts to combat notario fraud in the Washington region, a focus issue of our 2012-2016 long-range plan.  Notario fraud is when an individual fraudulently represents himself or herself as possessing credentials, education, certification, or experience that would qualify him or her to provide legal advice and services to an immigrant.

Between July 2010 and December 2012, CCE held eight discussions among the bench, bar and media in DC about cross-cutting and topical issues to promote a better understanding between those sectors. 

Continuously since 1992, CCE has also run a program to teach DC high school students about our jury system. All District of Columbia residents become eligible to serve as jurors once they reach age eighteen, and CCE believes it is important to train our future jurors about what the experience is like.  

 


 

 
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