More Resources for Media

Reports and Tools

LegalAidResearch.org site by National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA)

American Bar Association (ABA) Resource Center for Access to Justice Initiatives

Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable Toolkit

Legal Services Corporation (LSC) “By the Numbers 2013” and LSC Fact Books (2004-present)

LSC Program Profiles (information on LSC-funded legal aid organizations)

Natural Allies: Philanthropy and Civil Legal Aid

Report of The Summit on the Use of Technology to Expand Access to Justice (convened by the Legal Services Corporation)

Securing Equal Justice for All: A Brief History of Civil Legal Assistance (revised 2007), by Alan W. Houseman and Linda E. Perle

The Anti-Poverty Effects of Civil Legal Aid (2014, by Alan Houseman and Elisa Minoff)

The Justice Index (created by the National Center for Access to Justice at Cardozo Law School)

Organizations & Blogs

Access to Justice Initiative of the U.S. Department of Justice

ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants

ABA Access to Justice Blog

Equal Justice Works

Legal Services Corporation

National Center for Access to Justice at Cardozo Law School

National Center for State Courts

National Legal Aid & Defender Association

Pro Bono Institute

Public Justice Center

Public Welfare Foundation, Special Initiative on Civil Legal Aid (includes video of foundation President Mary E. McClymont explaining why civil legal aid is a critically important area for philanthropy to support.

Self-Represented Litigation Network

Richard Zorza’s Access to Justice Blog