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Welcome to Voices for Civil Justice
We connect reporters with our national network of legal aid sources, and help them find client stories as well as ongoing legal advocacy. We write opinion pieces on how civil legal aid helps people know their rights and protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families.
Featured Press Clips
Our legal system shouldn’t deny justice to working families and veterans. Those on fixed incomes shouldn’t be cut out of our legal system.
Mentions: Northwest Justice Project (NJP) (WA) , Legal Services Corporation (LSC)
As U.S. Attorney General, I proudly advocated for the Americans with Disabilities Act. I know firsthand that legal rights mean little without lawyers to enforce them.
Mentions: Legal Services Corporation (LSC) , Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP) , MidPenn Legal Services
Access to justice is not a Democratic or Republican issue; it is an American value. As the Honorable Learned Hand cautioned, "If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: Thou shalt not ration justice."
Mentions: Colorado Legal Services , Legal Services Corporation (LSC)
The Trump administration has proposed getting rid of the Legal Services Corporation, which funds legal aid for low-income Americans. The agency’s president nevertheless said he’s “optimistic” about the future, given bipartisan support from Congress.
Mentions: Legal Services Corporation (LSC)
As civil justice advocates continue to face big challenges across the country, media coverage is more critical than ever to help spotlight the scope of the unmet legal needs of low income Americans and the role of civil legal aid in meeting that need.
Voices is pleased to announce that Washington Post Deputy Editorial Page Editor Ruth Marcus will be in conversation with Janice L. Kaplan at its 2017 Communications & Media Training on Wednesday, July 19.
Are you looking for summer reading recommendations? Here, from your friendly Voices team, are our picks – all with a communications theme of course! In this post, each member of the Voices team shares two books or other resources that during the past year have proven influential, useful, or both.
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