Access to Justice Delivery System Committee


  • Serve as a clearinghouse and think tank to help monitor changes in client needs and promote best practices in the delivery of client services throughout the state.
  • Address new delivery system challenges and unfinished State Plan implementation initiatives.
  • Provide ongoing support and technical assistance for regional planning efforts.
  • Coordinate with stakeholders to ensure that related legal assistance initiatives effectively dovetail with and complement the legal aid delivery system envisioned by the Hallmarks and State Plan.
  • Monitor and assess the impact of national and state policy changes and initiatives on the delivery system and make appropriate recommendations for changes to the State Plan. In the summer of 2015, the committee launched a work group to develop a revised state plan to be released in 2016.

View the Delivery System Committee summary, including a brief work plan, membership, and meeting information.


Since its inception, the Access to Justice Board has focused much of its effort on the planning for civil legal aid delivery. The ATJ Board adopted its first State Plan in 1995 in response to congressional restrictions on service delivery and then revised it in 1999. The board again revised its State Plan in 2006 to address new census data and the findings in the Washington State Civil Legal Needs Study

The ATJ Board's State Plan Oversight Committee (SPOC) completed its 2008 State Plan Implementation Update Report as the financial crisis was unfolding. The ATJ Board determined that this crisis would affect SPOC's ability to continue implementation, and that circumstances suggested the need for a change in the ATJ Board's approach to State Plan implementation. The ATJ Board sunset SPOC and established the Delivery System Committee. This committee has broad representation from the provider, law school, founder, and private bar communities. 

In 2015, the Delivery System Committee launched a work group to propose a plan for developing a new State Plan that reflects the current environment. The Committee plans to present a new State Plan to the ATJ Board for adoption by June 2016.

Geoff Revelle, ATJ Board
Threesa Milligan, KCBA

Staff Liaison
Diana Singleton


The Delivery System Committee meets on the first Tuesday of each month, 3:30-5 p.m. To receive meeting notices, contact Diana Singleton.

Meeting Minutes

State Plan

Plan for the Delivery of Civil Legal Aid to Low-Income People in Washington State (Revised 2006)

State Plan Implentation Update Report (2008)