Almost two million people in New York State showed up to court without a lawyer last year. A program, designed to help navigate the court system, aims to help them.
Melissa Barrett is an associate court attorney with New York's 7th Judicial District. She says, those within the court system are aware of how complicated it can be.
"If citizens are struggling to understand the justice system, and the judicial process is hidden from them, then you really don't have access and without access there truly is no justice."