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Civil Legal Aid Providers Related to This Geographic Area

Affordable Housing Advocates (AHA) -- Founded in 1991 as San Diego Friends of Legal Aid, AHA represents the poor, helping to enhance and enforce housing laws and tenants’ rights. HQ in San Diego.

AIDS Legal Referral Panel (ALRP) -- Founded 1983, ALRP provides free and low-cost legal services to people with HIV/AIDS in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Alabama Appleseed -- Affiliated with the national network of Appleseed Centers located throughout North America. Appleseed was founded in 1994.

Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program (ADAP) -- Part of the nation's federally-funded protection and advocacy (P&A) system. ADAP provides legal services to Alabamians with disabilities to protect, promote and expand their rights -- Website created by Pro Bono Net and maintained by Legal Services Alabama (LSA).

Alameda County Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services Corp. (ACBA-VLSC) -- Provides free legal services to low-income people in Alameda County by mobilizing volunteer attorneys to handle pro bono cases and to volunteer at pro per clinics. HQ in Oakland.

Alaska Institute for Justice -- Statewide agency that provides civil legal aid to immigrants and refugees. Also provides language services.

Alaska Legal Services Corporation -- Statewide, private, nonprofit law firm founded 1967 that provides civil legal aid through 11 offices. -- Website. Project of Alaska Legal Services Corporation and Pro Bono Net

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.

ABA Special Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services -- ABA initiative that published a report in 1989. No longer exists.

ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service -- Reviews, evaluates and fosters development of pro bono programs and activity by law firms, bar associations, corporate law departments and other legal practitioners.

ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services -- Has mandate to improve access to legal services for those of moderate incomes – those who do not qualify for legal aid yet lack the resources for full legal representation.

Alabama Access to Justice Commission (AATJ) -- Created by order of the Supreme Court of Alabama in April 2007 to coordinate among the legally underserved, the legal community, social service providers and the private and public sectors.

Alaska Fairness and Access Commission (AFAC) -- The Alaska Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Fairness and Access released the final report from its examination of concerns involving racial and ethnic biases and the operation of the Alaska Court System in 1997.

American Bar Association (ABA) -- Seeks to serve its members, improve the legal profession, eliminate bias and enhance diversity, and advance the rule of law. HQ in Chicago with significant DC office.

American Bar Foundation (ABF) -- Independent nonprofit created by the ABA that conducts major research projects to advance justice and the understanding of law and its impact on society.

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) -- National association of more than 13,000 attorneys and law professors who practice and teach immigration law. Based in Washington, DC.

American Legion -- Focuses on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities. Currently has about 2.4 million members in 14,000 posts worldwide.

American University Washington College of Law -- The law school of American University. It is located on the western side of Tenley Circle in the Tenleytown section of Northwest Washington, D.C.

Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice) (Miami) -- Non-profit law firm working in Flroida and nationwide. Founded in 1996 as the Florida Immigrant Advocacy Center (FIAC).

Arizona Commission on Access to Justice (ACATJ) -- The Arizona Commission on Access to Justice was established by Administrative Order No. 2014-83 on August 20, 2014.

Other Information Sources

National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel: International perspective

Press Clips Covering This Geographic Area

Alternative approaches: Pew study finds civil legal problems impacting 47% of US households
January 8, 2020 | Indiana Lawyer | Marilyn Odendahl | News Story

Specialized Housing Court Aims To Strengthen Tenant Rights in Rochester
January 7, 2020 | Spectrum News Rochester | Mary McCombs | News Story

Dozens of families saved from evictions due to city program
January 7, 2020 | WWBT Richmond (local NBC, VA) | Karina Bolster | News Story

To the Editor: Re “Eviction Crises That a Few Hundred Dollars Could Solve”
January 7, 2020 | New York Times (NYT) | Rachel Garland , Barrett Marshall | Letter to Editor

Staying home: NYC evictions down nearly 20% after pro-tenant laws enacted
January 6, 2020 | amNewYork | Gabe Herman | News Story

Past marijuana convictions can be erased, but it could take years
January 5, 2020 | Daily Herald (Illinois) | Barbara Vitello | News Story

Equal Justice Center Aims for Legal Representation for the Poor
January 5, 2020 | NBC 10 Philadelphia | News Story, Video

Legal Aid Society Can Help Restore Lost Public Assistance Benefits
January 4, 2020 | | Russell Overby , Hanna Callicutt | Op-Ed

Pennsylvania and New Jersey have new laws on the books in 2020
January 2, 2020 | Philadelphia Inquirer | Pranshu Verma | News Story

Limited Representation Helps Tenants Who Would Otherwise Face Eviction Alone
December 31, 2019 | Daily Report (Georgia) | Darcy Meals | Op-Ed