Special Section on Civil Legal Aid Messaging
Voices has commissioned several rounds of public opinion research about civil legal aid. The latest was completed in July 2017. See our findings and messaging guidance.
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
America’s unfulfilled promise of “equal justice under law”.
Mentions: Legal Services Corporation (LSC) , California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. (CRLA)
The Louisiana Civil Justice Center, a legal hotline set up after Katrina, will coordinate the pro bono effort to get legal advice to hurricane victims in U.S. territories.
Mentions: Louisiana Civil Justice Center
The report says that 43 states and the District suspend driver’s licenses because of unpaid fines and fees, trapping people in a “vicious court debt cycle.”
Mentions: Legal Aid Justice Center (Virginia) , Equal Justice Under Law (DC)
As recovery proceeds, survivors will have a critical need for something less obvious – legal help.
Mentions: Legal Services Corporation (LSC)
In this post, we spotlight the contributions of messaging expert Anat Shenker-Osorio who applies tools from cognition and linguistics to examine not just which words work when discussing civil legal aid and access to justice, but also to explain why certain words work when others don't.
In preparation for 2017's ABA Days in Washington, DC , the Florida Bar Foundation teamed up with SRLN to develop powerful tools for showing policy makers the impact of LSC funding on the lives of Floridians in every part of the state. In this post, FBF Communications Director Nancy Kinnally explains why she believes the the same sort of analysis that made the ABA Day team’s visuals so powerful could be used to communicate with other key audiences, making media, legal advocacy and philanthropic efforts more effective.
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.
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