Welcome to Voices for Civil Justice
Voices for Civil Justice is building a national identity 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
Every month, thousands of Oklahomans show up in local courts on civil cases with no attorney representing them because they can’t afford the fees or aren’t aware that legal aid is available.
Tags: Courts | Justice for All
As a judge, I am confronted with the tragedy that results when low-income people are denied equal access to justice.
Tags: Justice for All | LGBTQ
We ought to adopt a definition of justice that is at least as concerned with supporting survivors as it is with punishing perpetrators.
Tags: Sexual Assault
When a very determined woman, with help from a legal aid attorney and a social worker, finally proves that she is owed $100,000 in back Social Security payments, the story "went viral." What can we learn from this exception to one of the standard rules of attracting media coverage?
In the first training of its kind, more than 60 people were trained in strategic communications with the goal of increasing awareness of what civil legal aid is, and why it matters.
- Civil justice attracts media attention with launch of Justice Index 2016
- Reentry week spotlights civil legal aid
- Public Welfare Foundation president urges funders to support civil legal aid