Access to Justice

Committee Charge

  • The Access to Justice Committee shall consist of a chair, or co-chairs, and such additional members as the President shall designate.
  • Recognizing the acute need in many New England communities for access to legal information and recognizing the unique training, expertise, and resources of New England’s law librarians, the Access to Justice Committee shall partner with public librarians, court personnel and others to leverage collections, professional knowledge and skills to promote access to justice through greater understanding and availability of legal information.
  • Further recognizing that there are many as-yet unidentified opportunities to partner with Access to Justice communities of interest, the Committee shall not limit itself to familiar librarian roles. Rather, the Committee shall remain open to new and alternative modes and methods of supporting the Access to Justice movement.

Members:

Michael VanderHeijden, Chair
Associate Law Librarian for Research Services
Yale Law Library
Phone: (203) 432-4367
Email: michael.vanderHeijden@yale.edu
Nicole P. Dyszlewski
Research/Access Services Librarian
Roger Williams University School of Law Library
Phone: (401) 254-4542
Email: ndyszlewski@rwu.edu
Sherry Xin Chen
Legal Information Librarian & Lecturer in Law
Boston College School of Law Library
Phone: (617) 552-2897
Emaill: sherry.xin.chen@bc.edu
Jessica Pisano Jones
Reference Attorney
Social Law Library
Jennifer L. Robble
Information Resources Management Librarian
Samuel M. Fineman Law Library & Pappas Law Library
Phone: (617)-353-9329
Email: jekblaw@bu.edu
Suzanne Hoey
Head Law Librarian
Barnstable Law Library
Natalia May
Coordinator
Community Legal Information Center at Vermont Law School's Julien and Virginia Cornell Library
Phone: (802) 831-1440
Email: NAMAY@vermontlaw.edu
Sara McMahon
Law Student
Western New England School of Law
Misty Peltz-Steele
Assistant Dean
University of Massachusetts School of Law
Dartmouth Library
Phone: (508) 985-1132
Email: mpeltzsteele@umassd.edu