June 22, 2020 |
This is a sweeping investigative piece on “the vast, hidden inequities of the civil legal system.” With a focus on the lack of legal representation for those who need it, journalist Kathryn Joyce shows the nightmare of civil legal problems through the eyes of those who have experienced them.
Mentions: Bay Area Legal Aid (San Francisco)
, Legal Services Corporation (LSC)
, Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable (LAIR)
, California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. (CRLA)
June 21, 2020 |
New York Times (NYT)
This incredibly powerful story describes how nursing homes across the country are kicking out less-profitable residents to make room for a new class of customers who would generate more revenue: patients with Covid-19. Legal aid attorneys and other advocates for nursing home residents are fighting to protect their rights.
(Georgia, NATIONAL, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia)
June 14, 2020 |
Associated Press (AP)
“Every day, they tried to basically get us out of there. It was basically like a game to them.”
Mentions: Virginia Poverty Law Center (VPLC)
, Community Legal Services (CLS) of Philadelphia
, Essex-Newark Legal Services Project (Newark, NJ)
(Arkansas, NATIONAL, New York, STATES)
June 8, 2020 |
, Jeff Ernsthausen
ProPublica spoke with three New Yorkers who struggled to address seizures of their pay after the pandemic hit. Although all three managed to eventually halt the garnishments with the help of a legal aid attorney, the cases show how such suits can hang over people’s lives for decades.
Mentions: Legal Aid of Arkansas (LAA) (Jonesboro, AR)