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Welcome to Voices for Civil Justice
Voices for Civil Justice is building a national identity for civil legal aid by generating strong and sustained media coverage that demonstrates how civil legal aid helps ensure fairness in America’s justice system.
We provide messaging guidance and other communication tools to civil legal aid advocates. We also connect journalists with our national network of civil legal aid experts and other resources.
Featured Press Clips
Far too often, veterans do not know their rights and don’t get the help they need. Low-income veterans and other military personnel received inadequate or no professional legal help for 88 percent of their civil legal problems in 2017.
Mentions: Legal Services Corporation (LSC) , Northwest Justice Project (NJP) (WA)
The White House wants to defund legal aid services that help millions of Americans. That would be costly — and wrong.
Mentions: Legal Services Corporation (LSC)
Low-income families, whether in red-state America or blue, turn out to need a lot of legal help.
Mentions: Legal Aid of Arkansas (LAA) (Jonesboro, AR) , Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida (CLSMF) , Legal Services Corporation (LSC)
Our legal system shouldn’t deny justice to working families and veterans. Those on fixed incomes shouldn’t be cut out of our legal system.
Mentions: Northwest Justice Project (NJP) (WA) , Legal Services Corporation (LSC)
This summer two important new pieces of research yielded fresh guidance on how to communicate about civil legal aid in a way that builds lasting support. This posts focuses on how to communicate effectively with the philanthropic community.
New research finds voters overwhelmingly believe equal justice under law is a right, not a privilegeJuly 31, 2017
On July 19, at a national Communications & Media Training, Voices unveiled the results of new messaging research conducted by Celinda Lake and Anat Shenker-Osorio. The findings are good news for advocates looking to increase awareness of and support for civil legal aid.
As civil justice advocates continue to face big challenges across the country, media coverage is more critical than ever to help spotlight the scope of the unmet legal needs of low income Americans and the role of civil legal aid in meeting that need.
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