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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.



How Rising Inequality Has Widened the Justice Gap

August 31, 2018 | Robert Frank | New York Times (NYT)
Rising inequality has harmed low-income families not only by depriving them of a fair share of society’s income growth, but also in a more specific way: It has stacked the legal system even more heavily against them.
Mentions: Voices for Civil Justice , Legal Services Corporation (LSC)

Letter to Editor (Louisiana)

Many veterans need legal help but can’t afford it

July 6, 2018 | Laura Tuggle | Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA)
The most popular answer from veterans around the country, including here in Louisiana, may surprise you: They need civil legal aid. They asked for lawyers to help resolve court fines, prevent eviction, restore suspended driver's licenses and handle child support issues.
Mentions: Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS)

Letter to Editor (NATIONAL)

When Pregnant Women Face Workplace Bias

June 24, 2018 | Laura Brown | New York Times (NYT)
The observation that many women “never file complaints because they can’t afford an attorney, don’t recognize that what happened to them is illegal or fear retaliation” is especially true of mothers in low-wage jobs. And for them, losing a job is much more than a setback.
Mentions: First Shift Justice Project

Op-Ed (Indiana)

Opioid recovery teams benefit from the addition of lawyers

May 29, 2018 | Gregory Singleton , Jay Chaudhary | STAT
One important lesson we have learned in treating people with substance use disorders is that we can’t just rely on an excellent clinical team — we also need lawyers to help address critical social issues that arise for our patients during recovery.
Mentions: Indiana Legal Services (ILS) , National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership (NCMLP)

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