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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.



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

Op-Ed (Ohio)

Survivors rely on legal aid to break cycle of abuse

October 25, 2018 | Molly Crabtree | Columbus Dispatch
All of us have a role to play in ensuring that survivors such as Lucy get legal help to escape their abusers so that tragic domestic violence deaths can be prevented.
Mentions: Legal Aid Society of Columbus

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