Welcome. We are building a national identity for civil legal aid. Here’s how:

  • Generating strong and sustained media coverage that demonstrates how civil legal aid helps ensure fairness in America’s justice system.
  • Creating messaging guidance and other communications and media tools for civil legal aid advocates.
  • Connecting journalists with our national network of civil legal aid experts.


To build support for civil legal aid you need to be able to tell people why it matters. We can offer you
messaging tips and how-tos.


Whatever your beat, we can connect you to experts, stories and fresh facts in the civil justice system from all over the country.


News Story, Television News (Ohio)

Eviction Crisis Continues To Hit Ohio Communities

September 25, 2020 | Karlynn Wells | Spectrum News 1
Abigail Staudt, managing attorney of the Housing Group for the Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, says many tenants that end up getting evicted do so because they don’t know their rights. In early September, the CDC issued a new order, effective through December 31, 2020, that provides protection from eviction to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. Staudt says ... Read more
Mentions: Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

Explainer, News Story (NATIONAL)

So you want to lower your rent? Here’s how to negotiate

September 25, 2020 | Anna Bahney | CNN Business
Vacancy rates are rising for rental homes and apartments in cities across the country -- and that puts renters in a prime spot to negotiate.
Mentions: Lone Star Legal Aid , Community Legal Services (CLS) of Philadelphia

News Story, Television News

Houston area leads country in number of evictions filed after CDC moratorium

September 24, 2020 | Matt Dougherty | KHOU-11 Houston Television News
With nearly 600 evictions filed last week alone, the Houston area still leads the rest of the country in the number of evictions filed since the CDC eviction moratorium took effect at the start of September. “We are still seeing more evictions in Houston and Harris County than in any big city in the country,” ... Read more
Mentions: Lone Star Legal Aid


The eviction crisis has begun. It will get so much worse.

September 23, 2020 | Anne Kat Alexander , Alieza Durana | Washington Post
Between the end of the Cares Act and a CDC moratorium, landlords pounced.
Mentions: Eviction Lab

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‘All Rise for Civil Justice’ Launches With Stories and Tools for Civil Justice Advocates

Bill, a veteran of Vietnam, stands in front of his home in Southern California.

Voices has launched All Rise for Civil Justice, which tells the story of a civil justice system in crisis, the people who are hurt by it every day, the decisions that brought it to the brink, and the people trying to make it better.

All Rise supports the work of civil justice reformers by elevating stories like Sonja’s and the voices of practitioners like Andrea. The website uses video, photo essays, animations, mapping and other media to tell the stories of people living with the consequences of a civil justice system in desperate need of fixing.

The website spotlights practical solutions and dial up the urgency of repairing our broken and unequal court systems. It’s a one-stop shop for resources to better tell the stories of affected people, families and communities.