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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.



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


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

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