FOR ADVOCATES:

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.

FOR JOURNALISTS:

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

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.

FEATURED PRESS CLIPS

Interview, Profile (NATIONAL)

Everyone Needs Legal Help. That Doesn’t Mean Everyone Needs a Lawyer.

February 13, 2019 | Cristian Farias | New York Times (NYT)
Rebecca Sandefur, a sociologist and researcher at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, believes America needs a new model for handling everyday legal issues.

Op-Ed (Pennsylvania)

We have a tool to fix Philly’s eviction crisis

February 8, 2019 | Rasheedah Phillips , Jenna Collins | Philadelphia Inquirer
One of the most effective solutions for preventing eviction and housing instability is already in effect around the country: civil legal aid.
Mentions: Philadelphia Bar Association , Community Legal Services (CLS) of Philadelphia

Op-Ed (NATIONAL)

America’s civil justice system needs reform, too

December 12, 2018 | Martha Bergmark | USA Today
Poor remain underrepresented and taken advantage of when it comes to court claims and judgments.
Mentions: Legal Services Corporation (LSC)

News Story (Pennsylvania)

New report claims city could save millions by providing lawyers to residents in eviction cases

November 13, 2018 | Jon Hurdle | Philadelphia Weekly
By providing lawyers for people faced with eviction, the City of Philadelphia could save itself tens of millions of dollars in costs, the study said.
Mentions: Philadelphia Bar Association , Community Legal Services (CLS) of Philadelphia

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