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.


News Story (NATIONAL, Nebraska, North Carolina)

Advocates worry about an eviction crisis as 2021 approaches without a stimulus deal

November 9, 2020 | Alicia Adamczyk | CNBC
The CDC’s ban works when tenants know it exists, but the affordable housing crisis isn’t going away; in fact, it’s probably going to get a lot worse. If you are at risk of being evicted, your first step should be to find a lawyer. If you cannot afford one, then look for your local Legal Aid ... Read more
Mentions: Legal Aid of Nebraska , Eviction Lab , National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) (DC)

Audio, News Story (Florida, NATIONAL, North Carolina)

Struggling Rental Market Could Usher in Next American Housing Crisis

October 27, 2020 | Will Parker | Wall Street Journal (WSJ)
Fallout from missed rent payments is threatening a large swath of the U.S population, as the expiration of eviction bans draws near. Estimates of total outstanding rent debt vary widely. Yet by any measure, the effects of missed rent payments are bound to imperil millions of renters and wash over the broader economy. The ballooning debt ... Read more

News Story, Television News (Texas)

State providing $171 million in rental aid in new Texas Eviction Diversion Program

October 22, 2020 | Heather Sullivan | Fox26 Houston
Despite the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention moratorium on evictions that took effect September 6, many eviction cases are still moving through the courts. The state is providing $171 million of rental assistance in a new Texas Eviction Diversion Program to keep families in their homes. Plus a new legal aid online resource is ... Read more
Mentions: Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA)

News Story (Texas)

Texas Legal Aid Providers launch One-Stop-Shop to support renters

October 21, 2020 | Do you live in Texas and can’t afford your rent? Stop TX Eviction, a project of Texas’ primary legal aid providers is here to help. We can help you understand your rights and the eviction process, and locate rent assistance to get caught up.
Mentions: Texas RioGrande Legal Aid (TRLA) , Lone Star Legal Aid , Texas Legal Services Center (TLSC) , Legal Aid of Northwest Texas , Texas Access to Justice Foundation (TAJF)

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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.