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Background

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

National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel: Major developments nationwide at the state level.


Civil Legal Aid Providers Related to This Geographic Area

A New Way of Life (Los Angeles) -- Founded in 1998, A New Way of Life Reentry Project provides housing and support services to formerly incarcerated women in South Central Los Angeles.

ABC for Health (Wisconsin) -- Founded 1994. Advocacy and Benefits Counseling for Health, Inc., is a Wisconsin-based, nonprofit public interest law firm ensuring health care access for children and families.

Access Justice Houston -- Non-profit law firm dedicated to expanding affordable legal services in Houston Texas. AJH serves modest means clients, providing legal services on a reduced fee calculated on a sliding scale.

Access to Justice (SD) -- The State Bar of South Dakota formed Access to Justice ("A2J"), which provides free and reduced fee legal services to the poor, elderly, veterans, disabled and survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Advocacy Center of Louisiana (AC) -- Since 1977, serves the elderly and disabled. Has a staff of fifty who work out of offices in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette, and out of field offices throughout the state.

Advocacy Partners Team (FL) -- A nonprofit “low bono” law firm serving low-to-moderate income clients with affordable individual services that increase women’s security and prosperity.

Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE) (Ohio) -- Non-profit regional law firm that provides high quality legal assistance in civil matters to help eligible low-income individuals and groups in western Ohio.

Advocates for Children of New York -- Formed in 1969, serves New York City students from birth through age 26, focusing on students from low-income backgrounds who are struggling in school or experiencing school discrimination.

Advocates for Human Rights (Minneapolis) -- Based in Minneapolis. Since 1983, implements international human rights standards to promote civil society and reinforce the rule of law.


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

Access to Justice Initiative: ABA Directory of State Access to Justice Commissions and Other State ATJ Entities

LSC state grantee profile: LSC grantee profiles: List for all states and territories

National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel: Major developments at the federal level


Press Clips Covering This Geographic Area

Study Shows Lasting Impact of Legal Aid Services in Northeast Ohio
June 17, 2019 | WKSU (Kent, OH) | Ella Abbott | News Story

Louisiana approves money for civil legal aid, joining most other U.S. states
June 17, 2019 | Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA) | Richard A. Webster | News Story

We need more lawyers
June 16, 2019 | Washington Post | Martha Bergmark | Letter to Editor

Legal Aid ‘securing stability’ for low-income clients, report shows
June 16, 2019 | Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) | Rachel Dissell | News Story

Oregon city stops jailing poor who can’t pay court debts
June 16, 2019 | Associated Press (AP) | News Story

Trump to Nominate Big Law Attorney to Legal Services Corp Board
June 14, 2019 | Bloomberg Big Law Business | Melissa Heelan Stanzione | News Story

17,000 Georgians cut off from Medicaid face messy bureaucracy
June 14, 2019 | Atlanta Journal Constitution (AJC) | Ariel Hart | News Story

Displaced renters: It could take months for some to find housing
June 13, 2019 | Dayton Daily News (OH) | Cornelius Frolik | News Story

A computer virus has thrown Philadelphia’s court system into chaos
June 11, 2019 | Verge | Colin Lecher | News Story