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.


Michael VanderHeijden, Chair
Head of Reference
Yale Law Library
Phone: (203) 432-4367
Nicole P. Dyszlewski
Research/Access Services Librarian
Roger Williams University School of Law Library
Phone: (401) 254-4542
Sherry Xin Chen
Legal Information Librarian & Lecturer in Law
Boston College School of Law Library
Phone: (617) 552-2897
Jessica Pisano Jones
Reference Attorney
Social Law Library
Jessica Almeida
Assistant Librarian
University of Massachusetts School of Law Dartmouth Library
Phone: (508) 985-1194
Suzanne Hoey
Head Law Librarian
Barnstable Law Library
Adam Mackie
Reference Librarian
University of Connecticut Law Library
Phone: (860) 570-5071
Sara McMahon
Social Law Library
Misty Peltz-Steele
Assistant Dean
University of Massachusetts School of Law
Dartmouth Library
Phone: (508) 985-1132
Stacia Stein
Instructional Services Librarian
Yale Law Library
Phone: (203) 432-8153