Blog of Voices for Civil Justice: 2018 Archives

Voices turns 5

November 30, 2018 - 8:10 am
  The team here at Voices for Civil Justice is excited to mark our fifth anniversary as the go-to media resource for civil legal aid and civil justice reform. And we are grateful to you for being our indispensable partners in driving a steady drumbeat of media coverage about civil legal aid – what it ... Read more

Refresh on the Messaging

November 1, 2018 - 12:04 pm
This morning at the NLADA annual conference Civil Caucus Voices previewed All Rise for Civil Justice, our new digital storytelling campaign that will launch in early 2019. We will share more information on All Rise – including how you can be a part of it – in the coming weeks. In the meantime, we think this ... Read more

Voices at NLADA – Unveiling an exciting new project and crisis communications

October 26, 2018 - 6:59 pm
We are looking forward to the NLADA Annual Conference in Houston, where Soren will respresent Voices in two venues. In the Civil Caucus he will share an exclusive first look at a digital storytelling campaign that we have been working on for quite some time now. And Soren has put together an excellent workshop on crisis communications.

A legal aid explainer video that everyone can use

September 26, 2018 - 5:29 pm
The Voices team is pleased to alert you to a simple-yet-powerful new resource, a 70-second animated explanation of why civil legal aid is necessary to ensure fairness in the justice system.

Spotlight on your work for veterans

August 31, 2018 - 5:39 pm
Has there been recent local media coverage about your legal aid work on behalf of veterans? If not, we want to help you make that happen soon. We know of at least five JusticeVoices network members this summer who used the news hook of the Veterans Administration’s latest release of data about veteran homelessness to place an opinion piece ... Read more

Opinion pieces take center stage, and legal aid for immigrant families commands media spotlight

August 21, 2018 - 5:33 pm
The op-ed pages of print and online media outlets provide an important platform for us to speak in our own voices about the connection between civil legal aid and current events. In recent weeks, Voices helped JusticeVoices network members bring legal aid into current media conversations about issues as varied as state budget-setting, the opioid crisis, ... Read more

Voices’ Picks for Summer Reading, Watching, and Listening

July 3, 2018 - 1:25 pm
Looking for summer recommendations? Whether you’re lounging by the pool, hiking, driving, or staying inside where it’s cool, we’ve got some thought-provoking ideas for you again this vacation season. Camille’s Pick The podcast 99 Percent Invisible is ostensibly about the “unnoticed architecture and design that shape our world.” But the show’s stories focus on human interactions with ... Read more

Build your media & communications skills

May 10, 2018 - 1:55 pm
Registration is open for the third annual National Legal Aid Communications & Media Training – our signature event for growing and strengthening the army of messengers for civil justice.

Frank talk about communications

April 20, 2018 - 1:00 pm
Voices staff thoughts on some of the highlights of the 2018 frank conference for public interest communicators.

Claudia Johnson thinks you should give a TEDx talk about civil justice

March 15, 2018 - 11:49 am
In this guest post, Claudia Johnson, LawHelp Interactive Program Manager at Pro Bono Net, shares her experience of preparing and presenting a talk on civil legal aid at a TEDx event in her community.

Spotlighting Your Media Successes

January 19, 2018 - 11:33 am
This post highlights media coverage shared by five JusticeVoices Network members. Whether it led to a policy change or a positive outcome for a client, spurred fundraising efforts, or helped convey the value of civil legal aid to an important audience, each of these stories made a difference in 2017.