(NATIONAL, Ohio, Pennsylvania)
December 10, 2019 |
Eviction is a deeply disruptive and destructive event in a tenant’s life that, in the words of Matt Desmond, director of Princeton University's Eviction Lab, “is not just a condition of poverty, it is a cause of it.” Research shows that most of the time in housing court landlords have lawyers but tenants do not. The good news is that there is a growing national movement to provide all renters facing eviction the legal help they need to ensure a fair outcome in eviction proceedings. So far, five cities have passed such bills, and more are considering it.
Mentions: Legal Aid Society of Cleveland
, Philadelphia Bar Association
, Community Legal Services (CLS) of Philadelphia
, National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel (NCCRC)
, Eviction Lab
December 3, 2019 |
High-interest loan companies are using Utah’s small claims courts to arrest borrowers and take their bail money. Technically, the warrants are issued for missing court hearings. For many, that’s a distinction without a difference.
Mentions: National Consumer Law Center (NCLC)
November 26, 2019 |
Douglas B. Davidson
Voice of OC
Many with past convictions may qualify to have those convictions expunged but don’t know about their eligibility or have difficulty navigating the complex process without a lawyer.
Mentions: Community Legal Aid SoCal (CLA SoCal)
November 17, 2019 |
Bart Stichman has spent more than 40 years fighting to help veterans get their benefits and could rightfully be cast as one of the founding fathers of the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.
Mentions: National Veterans Legal Services Program (NVLSP)