‘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.

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.

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.

FEATURED PRESS CLIPS

News Story (NATIONAL)

250+ General Counsel Ask Congress to Boost Federal Funding for Legal Services Corp.

May 29, 2019 | Caroline Spiezio | Law.com
More than 250 general counsel are asking Congress to increase federal funding for Legal Services Corp. as the Trump administration seeks to completely cut funding for the group, which offers legal aid to low-income Americans.
Mentions: Legal Services Corporation (LSC)

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Legal Aid Groups Think Bold To Fill Rural Gaps

May 12, 2019 | RJ Vogt | Law360
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Mentions: Alaska Legal Services Corporation

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People With Disabilities Hit Hardest By Storms, Say Advocates

April 30, 2019 | Jason Debruyn | WUNC (Chapel Hill)
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Mentions: Disability Rights North Carolina

Interview (NATIONAL)

Legal Aid Vet Bergmark Dishes On Rising Up For Civil Justice

April 21, 2019 | RJ Vogt | Law360
Last month, Voices launched All Rise for Civil Justice, a platform providing stories of people about the people enmeshed in the world of bankruptcy, debt-collection, divorce, tenant-landlord disagreements, child custody battles, benefits challenges and more.
Mentions: Voices for Civil Justice

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