Welcome to Voices for Civil Justice

Voices for Civil Justice is the national communications hub for civil legal aid.

What is civil legal aid?

Voices generates media coverage and tells stories to build awareness that civil legal aid ensures fairness in America’s justice system.

We connect reporters with our national network of legal aid sources, help them find client stories as well as ongoing legal advocacy, and write opinion pieces on how civil legal aid help people know their rights and protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families.

Featured Press Clips

Op-Ed (Texas)

Legal aid for our veterans: Now it’s our turn

November 6, 2015 | Nathan L. Hecht , William H. McRaven | Houston Chronicle
To help commemorate Veterans Day, legal aid lawyers across the state will hold special clinics and workshops during Texas Veterans Legal Aid Week through Friday to help veterans with legal problems.
Tags: Justice for All | Veterans
Feature (Texas)

The Border War on Birthright Citizenship

October 29, 2015 | Eric Benson | Rolling Stone
When Texas began refusing birth certificates to the U.S-born children of undocumented immigrants, a legendary lawyer fought back.
Tags: Birthright Citizenship | Immigration Process
Blog Post (NATIONAL)

Criminal Justice Reform Will Fall Short If We Fail to Invest in Civil Legal Aid

October 27, 2015 | Rebecca Vallas | TalkPoverty.org
Unless policymakers also invest in civil legal aid to support formerly incarcerated people who are re-entering their communities, efforts to dismantle mass incarceration are doomed to fail.
Tags: Criminal Justice Reform | Expungement

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A Word to the Wise from Yogi Berra

November 24, 2015 6:54 pm by Elizabeth Arledge
If you and your colleagues are like the Voices team, you’re deep in the throes of 2016 planning. We have a recommendation to help you be smart about using communications to advance your organization's goals.

Using Op-Eds to Raise the Profile of Civil Legal Aid

September 30, 2015 1:46 pm by Elizabeth Arledge
Early this month, as we were contemplating media opportunities related to new poverty data slated to be released by the U.S. Census Bureau, we wondered: What might happen if we invited members of the JusticeVoices network to write op-eds for local publication, using the news hook offered by the updated numbers?