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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.


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


The Modernization Our Civil Legal System Needs

November 6, 2018 | Susan K. Urahn | Governing
Technology can help people who don't have lawyers and make courts more efficient.
Mentions: National Center for State Courts (NCSC) , Legal Services Corporation (LSC)

News Story (NATIONAL)

Legal Aid Funder Faces Existential Crisis Under Trump

October 28, 2018 | RJ Vogt | Law360
Following Donald Trump's election to the presidency, the LSC and its grantees face an existential crisis — for the first time since President Ronald Reagan left office, the executive branch has repeatedly called for LSC's elimination.
Mentions: Legal Services Corporation (LSC) , Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM) , National Center for Access to Justice (NCAJ) at Fordham Law School , National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) , Utah Legal Services (ULS) , South Carolina Legal Services

News Story (NATIONAL)

MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant Spotlights Access To Justice Field

October 28, 2018 | RJ Vogt | Law360
For decades, the subject of legal aid, pro bono efficacy, alternatives to traditional representation and other legal access issues has suffered from a dearth of scholarship.
Mentions: National Center for Access to Justice (NCAJ) at Fordham Law School

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