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Welcome to Voices for Civil Justice
We connect reporters with our national network of legal aid sources, and help them find client stories as well as ongoing legal advocacy. We write opinion pieces on how civil legal aid helps people know their rights and protect their livelihoods, their health, and their families.
Featured Press Clips
As U.S. Attorney General, I proudly advocated for the Americans with Disabilities Act. I know firsthand that legal rights mean little without lawyers to enforce them.
Mentions: Legal Services Corporation (LSC) , Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania (LASP) , MidPenn Legal Services
Access to justice is not a Democratic or Republican issue; it is an American value. As the Honorable Learned Hand cautioned, "If we are to keep our democracy, there must be one commandment: Thou shalt not ration justice."
Mentions: Colorado Legal Services , Legal Services Corporation (LSC)
The Trump administration has proposed getting rid of the Legal Services Corporation, which funds legal aid for low-income Americans. The agency’s president nevertheless said he’s “optimistic” about the future, given bipartisan support from Congress.
Mentions: Legal Services Corporation (LSC)
When ordinary Americans need help with life’s big problems, the Legal Services Corporation is there. But its survival is threatened. That’s why it needs help from every resident of West Virginia.
Mentions: Legal Aid of West Virginia (LAWV) , Legal Services Corporation (LSC)
Are you looking for summer reading recommendations? Here, from your friendly Voices team, are our picks – all with a communications theme of course! In this post, each member of the Voices team shares two books or other resources that during the past year have proven influential, useful, or both.
Last summer Voices convened the first-ever national communications training focused exclusively on civil legal aid. For year two, we've added an advanced media track plus new message research and a half-day of intensive storytelling skills.
Are you A-Team material? Last year, Voices for Civil Justice began a special initiative we call our “A-Team.” Now we are ready to expand it.
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