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.


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.


Whatever your beat, we can connect you to experts, stories and fresh facts in the civil justice system from all over the country.


Interview (NATIONAL)

Bart Stichman On Making Sure Veterans Get Their Due

November 17, 2019 | RJ Vogt | Law360
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)

News Story (Pennsylvania)

Philly Council passes Right to Counsel, giving free legal representation to tenants who are evicted

November 14, 2019 | Caitlin McCabe | Philadelphia Inquirer
Philadelphia City Council unanimously passed a bill Thursday that will provide free legal representation to low-income tenants facing eviction, all but cementing Philadelphia on a list of cities that have strengthened renters’ rights amid what many say is a growing national eviction problem.
Mentions: Community Legal Services (CLS) of Philadelphia

News Story (Pennsylvania)

City Council passes bill right to counsel bill for low-income tenants

November 14, 2019 | Michael D’Onofrio | Philadelphia Tribune
Philadelphia City Council passed legislation for taxpayers to pay the legal bills of low-income tenants who are facing eviction on Thursday, sending the bill to Mayor Jim Kenney.
Mentions: Philadelphia Bar Association , Community Legal Services (CLS) of Philadelphia

News Story (Pennsylvania)

Philly Council votes unanimously to provide free lawyers for tenants facing eviction

November 14, 2019 | Jake Blumgart | WHYY (PA)
Philadelphia City Council unanimously passed a bill Thursday that will provide lawyers to low-income tenants facing eviction in the city.
Mentions: Philadelphia Bar Association

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‘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.