Civil legal aid providers, and related organizations, information sources and press clips from this geographical area. If you see something in your area that you think we should consider editing or adding, please contact us


Note: This page does not include US territories such as Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Micronesia (Northern Mariana Islands), etc.

A good starting source is the World Justice Project:
Rule of Law Index
Civil Justice as factor
Interactive data map (can select Civil Justice factor)

Civil Legal Aid Providers Related to This Geographic Area

Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA) -- Founded in 1988, CJA is an international human rights organization. HQ in San Francisco.

Organizations (not Providers) Related to This Geographic Area

Selected, incomplete list of organizations that have done something relating to civil legal aid. Listing below does not imply endorsement.

Canadian Forum on Civil Justice (CFCJ) -- Founded 1998. Canadian nonprofit that uses research and advocacy for civil justice reform. Established in response to recommendations by the Canadian Bar Association. Housed at York University in Toronto.

Canadian Institute for the Administration of Justice (CIAJ) -- Founded 1974. Canadian nonprofit that seeks to improve quality of justice for all Canadians and preserve a strong, independent judiciary. Housed at the Faculty of Law of the University of Montreal.

International Legal Aid Group (ILAG) -- Network of legal aid specialists in over two dozen countries, focusing primarily on jurisdictions with highly developed systems of legal aid.

National Center for State Courts (NCSC) -- Independent, nonprofit that offers research, consulting, education, and information services to improve courts. Also has international division.

National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP) (Canada) -- Canadian organization that is clearinghouse and is committed to collaboration to enhance the responsiveness of the Canadian justice system to SRL's.

Open Society Institute (OSI) -- The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens.

World Justice Project (WJP) -- Independent nonprofit founded 2006 at the initiative of ABA and other strategic partners. Has offices in Washington, DC, and Seattle, WA, USA.

Other Information Sources

National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel: International perspective

Press Clips Covering This Geographic Area

For Mexico’s migrant workers, a push for cross-border justice
December 14, 2015 | Christian Science Monitor | Whitney Eulich | News Story

Obama is not helping children who face deportation alone
October 26, 2014 | Boston Globe | Laila Hlass | Op-Ed

The Solace of Oblivion
September 29, 2014 | New Yorker | Jeffrey Toobin | Feature

Immigration Courts Bracing for Influx of Youth Migrants
July 20, 2014 | USA Today | Rick Jervis | News Story

Rush to Deport Young Migrants Could Trample Asylum Claims
July 19, 2014 | New York Times (NYT) | Julia Preston | News Story

Shelter Insider Concerned with Lack of Sponsor Vetting
July 13, 2014 | KSAT 12 (San Antonio) | April Molina | News Story

Border Crisis
July 11, 2014 | CNN | News Story, Video

Teen Immigrants Await Fate at an Oklahoma Army Post
July 11, 2014 | Yahoo! News | Liz Goodwin | News Story

U.S. Justice Gap is Under International Scrutiny
March 3, 2014 | National Law Journal , ALM | Risa E. Kaufman | Op-Ed