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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Featured Press Clips

Audio, News Story (NATIONAL)

Alone in Court: How Access to Legal Aid is Tied to Mobility

July 28, 2015 | WNYC (NY) , Brian Lehrer Show
In more than 70% of civil cases today, people who can't afford legal representation end up going to court alone. Access to counsel is a make-or-break issue for many families, and advocates for increased funding for legal aid programs.
Tags: Access to Justice | Benefits of Legal Aid: Economic | Benefits of Legal Aid: Other | Civil Right to Counsel | Pro Se/Self-Help
Op-Ed, Opinion (Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, NATIONAL, New York, North Carolina)

How to save families from losing everything

July 27, 2015 | Martha Bergmark , Thomas E. Perez | CNN
There is a resource for our communities that does not receive enough attention, yet is critical to ensuring that families not only stay afloat but move up the economic ladder: civil legal aid.
Tags: Benefits of Legal Aid: Economic | Benefits of Legal Aid: Other | Consumer Protection | Domestic Violence | Family | Funding: Federal | Funding: Private Bar | Funding: State & Local | Housing: Homelessness | Housing: Landlord-Tenant | Pro Se/Self-Help | Veterans | Women
Blog Post (NATIONAL)

The Push and Pull Towards an Inclusive Nation

July 27, 2015 | Talley Wells | TalkPoverty.org
Reflections on disability rights from civil legal aid attorney at the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act.
Tags: ADA Anniversary | Disability Rights | SCOTUS

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Getting In On The Action

July 17, 2015 10:29 am
In recent weeks, we’ve noticed an exciting uptick in the number of media pieces that cite civil legal aid programs and advocates as sources. Now we have an opportunity to improve our messaging and how we are portrayed in the media.

American Lawyer Magazine calls on largest firms to increase support for civil legal aid

June 29, 2015 6:12 pm
Kudos to American Lawyer Magazine today for boldly challenging Big Law to boost its support for civil legal aid.