Welcome to Voices for Civil Justice

Voices for Civil Justice is the national communications hub for civil legal aid. Voices generates media coverage to build awareness that civil legal aid ensures fairness in America’s justice system by helping people know their rights and protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families.
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Featured Press Clips

Op-Ed (Louisiana, NATIONAL)

After a Disaster Like Katrina, Water, Food, and Shelter Are Not Enough

August 27, 2015 | Laura Tuggle | The Nation
Providing access to expert civil legal help is absolutely essential to rebuilding communities and lives after a disaster.
Tags: Disaster Recovery | Katrina at 10
News Story (Louisiana, NATIONAL)

The Justice Gap

August 24, 2015 | Katy Reckdahl | Shelterforce
If you care about equity, civil legal aid belongs high on the list of crucial disaster recovery programs.
Tags: Disaster Recovery | Katrina
Editorial (NATIONAL)

The Problem With House Prices

August 17, 2015 | Editorial Board of New York Times | New York Times (NYT)
Banks are still unwilling to modify loans, despite rules imposed by regulators and legal settlements after the housing bust that were supposed to make it easier and fairer for borrowers to obtain relief.
Tags: Housing: Foreclosure | Housing: HAMP

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Blog

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Applying for HAMP? You’ll Need a Lawyer. Plus, 10 Years Post-Katrina, Civil Legal Aid Still Key to Recovery

August 31, 2015 7:03 am
If July was a “hot” month for civil legal aid in the media, August was no slouch either. Here are a few late-summer developments.
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Think Miracle Whip

August 24, 2015 4:05 pm
In these last dog days of summer, we call your attention to…Miracle Whip! That's right - Miracle Whip dressing. Kraft Foods spends 90 percent of its Miracle Whip marketing dollars on people who already use it. We can employ this approach to build a strong brand for civil legal aid as well. After all, in civil legal aid as in dressing, the “base” - that's you! - is the best messenger.

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