‘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.

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

Interview, Profile (NATIONAL)

Everyone Needs Legal Help. That Doesn’t Mean Everyone Needs a Lawyer.

February 13, 2019 | Cristian Farias | New York Times (NYT)
Rebecca Sandefur, a sociologist and researcher at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, believes America needs a new model for handling everyday legal issues.

Op-Ed (Pennsylvania)

We have a tool to fix Philly’s eviction crisis

February 8, 2019 | Rasheedah Phillips , Jenna Collins | Philadelphia Inquirer
One of the most effective solutions for preventing eviction and housing instability is already in effect around the country: civil legal aid.
Mentions: Philadelphia Bar Association , Community Legal Services (CLS) of Philadelphia

Op-Ed (NATIONAL)

America’s civil justice system needs reform, too

December 12, 2018 | Martha Bergmark | USA Today
Poor remain underrepresented and taken advantage of when it comes to court claims and judgments.
Mentions: Legal Services Corporation (LSC)

News Story (Pennsylvania)

New report claims city could save millions by providing lawyers to residents in eviction cases

November 13, 2018 | Jon Hurdle | Philadelphia Weekly
By providing lawyers for people faced with eviction, the City of Philadelphia could save itself tens of millions of dollars in costs, the study said.
Mentions: Philadelphia Bar Association , Community Legal Services (CLS) of Philadelphia

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