Welcome to Voices for Civil Justice

Voices for Civil Justice is a nonpartisan communications hub advancing fairness in America’s legal system. We raise awareness in the media of the vital role of civil legal aid in helping people protect their livelihoods, their health and their families.
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Civil legal aid critical to ensuring that unaccompanied immigrant children are treated fairly in deportation proceedings – (CNN Opinion)

It doesn’t get more fundamentally American than fairness. and “justice for all.” In this post on CNN Opinion, Voices’ Executive Director Martha Bergmark spotlights the work that civil legal aid attorneys are doing on behalf of unaccompanied migrant children, and calls for more resources to ensure that thousands of children do not face complicated, high-stakes […]

Evictions Soar in Hot Market; Renters Suffer (New York Times, featuring Legal Action of Wisconsin)

August 29, 2014 -  The rising demand for, and tight supply of, apartments means landlords can now afford to be more exacting in their standards, if not outright aggressive in replacing renters with those who can pay more. In the second quarter of this year, the rental vacancy rate sunk to its lowest in almost […]

What Do Lawyers Think about Civil Legal Aid?

August 19, 2014 – So what do lawyers think about civil legal aid? And what prompts them to donate or to volunteer?  Inquiring minds wanted to know, so with the help of the Public Welfare Foundation, we recently commissioned opinion research by Lake Research Partners and The Tarrance Group. Legal aid fundraisers were particularly eager […]