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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.



Meeting the Challenge of the Legal Aid Crisis

May 4, 2018 | John G. Levi , Ken Frazier , Harriet Miers | National Law Journal
The opioid crisis and the recent spate of natural disasters present new challenges to already overburdened civil legal aid providers.
Mentions: Mid-Missouri Legal Services (MMLS) , Anisinabe Legal Services (Northwestern Minnesota) , Legal Services Corporation (LSC)

News Story (Virginia)

Study finds ‘stunning’ justice gap in Virginia civil cases

May 3, 2018 | Frank Green | Richmond Times-Dispatch
The high volume of cases moves efficiently through courtrooms that often are largely empty - in large part because usually only the plaintiffs have a lawyer and often even the defendants do not appear and represent themselves.
Mentions: Blue Ridge Legal Services (BRLS) (Virginia) , Central Virginia Legal Aid Society , Virginia Access to Justice Commission (VAJC) , National Center for State Courts (NCSC)


Legal aid ensures equal justice for all; Congress must increase funding for the Legal Services Corporation

April 27, 2018 | Hilarie Bass | Hill, The
It helps disaster victims get the government assistance to which they are entitled. When domestic violence survivors need protection, LSC lawyers help obtain court orders. And LSC helps tenants who face illegal evictions.
Mentions: Legal Services Corporation (LSC) , Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV)


Senators, ask Dr. Ronny Jackson about civil legal aid for homeless vets

April 24, 2018 | Hill, The
As someone who works with vulnerable veterans every day, I’m concerned that amid all the controversial issues sure to arise at his hearing a little-known but highly effective tool for veterans’ well-being will be omitted: civil legal aid.
Mentions: Connecticut Veterans Legal Center

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