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.


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.


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



Top Amazon Lawyer: ‘Justice for All’ Requires More Funding and Innovation

June 18, 2019 | David Zapolsky | Fortune
The private and public sectors need to work together to fix the broken civil justice system and ensure justice for all.
Mentions: Legal Services Corporation (LSC)

News Story (Louisiana)

Louisiana approves money for civil legal aid, joining most other U.S. states

June 17, 2019 | Richard A. Webster | Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA)
Louisiana will soon join most states in the nation in helping pay for legal assistance for some of its most vulnerable residents, as Gov. John Bel Edwards’ office said he plans to sign a bill that includes $500,000 for the effort.
Mentions: Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) , ALSC Acadiana Legal Service Corporation

Letter to Editor (NATIONAL)

We need more lawyers

June 16, 2019 | Martha Bergmark | Washington Post
Perhaps corporations need fewer legal services, but meanwhile, most Americans — and especially those struggling to make ends meet — can’t get the legal help they need to address serious life challenges.

News Story (Ohio)

Legal Aid ‘securing stability’ for low-income clients, report shows

June 16, 2019 | Rachel Dissell | Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)
The report, the first of its kind measuring the impact of civil legal services, bolsters anecdotal evidence that removing even a single legal obstacle can be transformational for a client, Steven McGarrity, executive director of Community Legal Aid, said.
Mentions: Legal Aid Society of Cleveland , Community Legal Aid (Central Northeast Ohio)

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‘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.