The Maryland Access to Justice Commission was originally created in 2008 by order of the Chief Judge of the Court of Appeals of Maryland, and operated within the judiciary. By subsequent order, the Commission was sunset as an entity of the judiciary effective December 31, 2014. Some of the former Commission’s functions were absorbed into a new Access to Justice Department within the judiciary.
A new, independent Access to Justice Commission (A2JC) was re-constituted in 2015. It's purpose is to unite leaders to drive reforms and innovations to make the civil justice system accessible, user-friendly and fair for all Marylanders. A2JC remains independent and is now a proud partner of the Maryland State Bar Association.