State-by-State Research Tips

Find Clips By State

Click on Press Clips (or in the navigation menu above). In the right sidebar, click the checkbox for the state or states you want.

Find Legal Aid Organizations in a State

The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) has a list of its 130+ grantee organizations. Note that this list does not include the many organizations which do not receive LSC funds.

Pine Tree Legal Assistance in Maine maintains a list by state, including many not funded by LSC. This list is several years out of date (as of April 2015).

Justice Index

The Justice Index ( is an online resource on the performance of state-based justice systems in assuring access to justice. The Index is a project of the National Center for Access to Justice, an academically affiliated non-partisan law and policy organization based at Cardozo School of Law

The Justice Index measures selected elements of state justice systems and highlights statewide laws, rules, and policies, as contrasted with local, informal practices. The Index was launched in 2014. It will evolve and be updated. It can feel a bit overwhelming at first, but is relatively easy to use.