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 (Mississippi)

Families Affected By Mississippi ICE Raids Scramble To Find Support

August 13, 2019 | Debbie Elliott | WAMU (DC)
The Mississippi ICE raids swept up nearly 700 undocumented workers from several food processing plants last week.
Mentions: Mississippi Center for Justice (MCJ)

Audio (NATIONAL)

Advocates Scramble To Help Mississippi Families Caught Up In ICE Raids

August 12, 2019 | Debbie Elliott | National Public Radio (NPR)
AMELIA MCGOWAN: Many of these cases are going to be very long. They might take years to finish. And so we want to make sure that we have a sustainable network in place to really support people through the entire process.
Mentions: Mississippi Center for Justice (MCJ)

News Story (NATIONAL)

DOJ Pressed To Explain Legal Aid Cut For Trafficking Victims

August 11, 2019 | RJ Vogt | Law360
The change generated an uproar from survivors, advocates, service-providers, local prosecutors and the American Bar Association, all of whom raised concerns that it would prevent access to legal services for people who need it most.
Mentions: Justice in Government Project (DC)

Op-Ed (NATIONAL, Ohio)

Confronting Domestic Abuse: How Legal Aid Provided a Lifeline When I Needed It

August 9, 2019 | Athena Gough | Nonprofit Quarterly (NPQ)
I think it’s important for people to know that I was extremely fortunate. Many women don’t get the chance I got. One of the biggest hurdles to ending a situation like mine is getting legal help to end it.
Mentions: Community Legal Aid (Central Northeast Ohio)

More featured clips >>

‘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.

BLOG