Public Justice’s core strategic goal is to effect systemic change for social, economic, and environmental justice. We pursue cases not only on behalf of our clients, but to create powerful legal precedents that broaden access to justice for countless others. Cy pres funds support our fight to broaden access to justice for all.
Public Justice has successfully challenged more forced arbitration clauses than any other organization or law firm in the country. We have battled overly broad court secrecy that would prevent the public from knowing their rights have been violated. We have fought federal preemption defenses that would block consumers and others from pursuing legal action against the entities that harmed them. And we have aggressively litigated and advocated to preserve class actions.
Advocacy & Education
Public Justice collaborates with grassroots advocates, community organizations, and attorneys serving the public interest. Our team strategically advocates for access to justice at all levels to underscore the value of the civil justice system and bring awareness to civil rights violations.
Public Justice provides pro bono advice and legal research to scores of attorneys representing consumers, workers, and shareholders in individual and class action suits every year. We submit information to publications and clearinghouses and regularly present at educational seminars at programs relating to workers’ rights, consumer rights and class action law.
We are regularly quoted in national media about access to justice issues and have written blog posts read by hundreds of thousands that expose roadblocks to justice. Public Justice staff have also testified to the U.S. Congress and state legislatures to build support for legislation and issues such as preserving class actions, eliminating court secrecy, and ending forced arbitration.