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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.


Op-Ed (Tennessee)

Congress should continue loan forgiveness for public-service employees

April 19, 2018 | Kirsten Jacobson | Tennessean, The
As someone who has experienced the opportunity and positive impact the PSLF program creates first-hand, I can tell you eliminating the program would hurt the most vulnerable Tennesseans. We should work to expand access to public service professions, not restrict it.
Mentions: Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services (TALS) , Equal Justice Works (DC)

Op-Ed (Kansas)

How businesses can help Kansas’ pro bono lawyer problem

April 17, 2018 | Jennifer Adams | Kansas City Star
We encourage the Kansas Board of Law Examiners to recommend this rule change to the state Supreme Court, to answer the call of the underserved across Kansas, and to remove barriers to opportunity for all.
Mentions: Kansas Legal Services

News Story (NATIONAL)

This overlooked aspect of opioid recovery has become a focus for health centers

April 11, 2018 | Amanda Michelle Gomez | ThinkProgress
Medical-legal partnerships are an alternative to Trump's rigid law and order approach.
Mentions: Indiana Legal Services (ILS) , Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS)

News Story (NATIONAL, Virginia)

In 83 Million Eviction Records, a Sweeping and Intimate New Look at Housing in America

April 7, 2018 | Emily Badger , Quoctrung Bui | New York Times (NYT)
Mr. Desmond’s team found records for nearly 900,000 eviction judgments in 2016, meaning landlords were given the legal right to remove at least one in 50 renter households in the communities covered by this data.
Mentions: Central Virginia Legal Aid Society , Legal Aid Justice Center (Virginia)

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