Tap into our national network of sources
Voices for Civil Justice organizes a 50-state 1000-member network of advocates and experts from the civil justice community to support reporters with sourcing. In areas as diverse as housing and homelessness, domestic violence, consumer debt, access to health care, environmental policy, inequality, access to the justice system and more, civil legal aid advocates and their clients are the knowledgeable, credible resources we help you tap.
We connect you with civil legal aid attorneys who you can quote. We help you find personal perspectives to tell your story. And we find examples of ongoing or past lawsuits, civil justice trends, and recent reports to help you make your deadline.
How to connect
If you are looking to speak to somebody on the record or on background, you can contact us personally: [LINK TKTK]
If you prefer it, you can fill out this form with some basic information about your story, who and you’re looking for, and your deadline. [LINK TKTK]
Find good stories and examples in your state or town
Every day, millions of Americans interact with the civil justice system. A veteran applies for benefits. A homeowner deals with the bank or a mortgage servicer. A consumer is facing a debt collector. A renter fights an unlawful eviction.
Whatever your beat or story focus, legal aid attorneys are working on those same issues in every state in the country.
Click here for a list of different legal aid organizations in your state.
Civil legal aid 101
Our nation is founded on the principle of justice for all.
Providing legal help is one of the most overlooked and under appreciated societal resources. Every year, millions of Americans are unable to get the legal rights and protections of the law everyone deserves. In well over two thirds of cases, people are going to court alone because they can’t afford representation. And they suffer loses because they do not their rights or how to assert them.
Civil legal aid organizations serve close to 2 million people a year but have to turn away at least as many.
Below are featured press clips of stories involving civil justice or where Voices for Civil Justice played a role in telling the story.