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 (New York)

New York Bans Most Evictions as Tenants Struggle to Pay Rent

December 28, 2020 | Dana Rubinstein | New York Times (NYT)
The Legislature, addressing hardship caused by the pandemic, convened an unusual special session between Christmas and New Year’s to pass the measure.
Mentions: Legal Aid Society (New York City)

Feature, News Story (NATIONAL, Virginia, Wisconsin)

Trying to enjoy the holidays with eviction looming in the new year

December 25, 2020 | Washington Post
Weeks after pulling the eviction notice off her door, White was on the phone with an attorney from the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society. She recognized the voice. It belonged to Palmer Heenan. She had faced off against him in court proceedings he had brought against her property on behalf of residents. Now, she was ... Read more
Mentions: Central Virginia Legal Aid Society

News Story (NATIONAL, Ohio)

The federal eviction moratorium expires in January. It could leave 40 million Americans homeless.

December 24, 2020 | Tiffany Cusaac-Smith , Marc Ramirez , Sarah Taddeo | USA Today
“No one should ever have to experience the threat of being pushed out of their home,” [Shayla] Black said. “Especially in the middle of a pandemic.”
Mentions: Legal Aid Society of Cleveland

News Story (Louisiana, NATIONAL)

Eviction looms for millions, despite new federal aid package

December 23, 2020 | Elaine Povich | Stateline , St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Thirty-five percent of the households behind on rent or mortgages believe they will be evicted or foreclosed on in the next two months, according to the Census Bureau.
Mentions: Southeast Louisiana Legal Services (SLLS) , National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel (NCCRC) , National Housing Law Project

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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.