Puerto Rico (PR) Civil Legal Aid

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Civil Legal Aid Providers Related to This Geographic Area

AyudaLegalPR.org -- ayudalegalpr.org es un esfuerzo colaborativo. Este portal cibernético es un taller de trabajo para aquellas entidades y organizaciones que trabajan diariamente para facilitar el acceso a la justicia.

Fundación Fondo de Acceso a la Justicia -- Nonprofit that provides legal assistance to low-income families.

Legal Assistance Clinic of the University of Puerto Rico -- A two-semester clinical program. The Legal Aid Clinic handles over 1,300 cases per year, offering assistance to those in need of legal aid.


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.

Puerto Rico Advisory Commission for Access to Justice (PRACAJ) -- Puerto Rico Advisory Commission for Access to Justice was created in 2014.


Other Information Sources

Access to Justice Initiative: Puerto Rico Advisory Commission for Access to Justice (PRACAJ)

LSC state grantee profile: LSC-Funded Programs in Puerto Rico


Press Clips Covering This Geographic Area

They lost homes in Hurricane Maria, but didn’t have deeds. FEMA rejected their claims.
September 20, 2018 | Miami Herald | Andres Viglucci | Feature

FEMA has either denied or not approved most appeals for housing aid in Puerto Rico
July 17, 2018 | NBC News | Nicole Acevedo | News Story

After Storm, Foreclosures in Puerto Rico Stopped. They’re Starting Again.
July 15, 2018 | New York Times (NYT) | Matthew Goldstein | News Story

Spring break in Puerto Rico? After María, that means ‘rebuild,’ not ‘relax’
March 23, 2018 | Christian Science Monitor | Whitney Eulich | News Story

Puerto Ricans face foreclosure wave as moratoriums expire
January 24, 2018 | Associated Press (AP) | Danica Coto | News Story

UB law students dispensing bottled water, and legal aid, in Puerto Rico trip
January 19, 2018 | Buffalo News | Jay Tokasz | News Story

The Next Crisis for Puerto Rico: A Crush of Foreclosures
December 16, 2017 | New York Times (NYT) | Matthew Goldstein | News Story

Worry And Confusion As Puerto Ricans Scramble To Apply For FEMA Aid
October 28, 2017 | National Public Radio (NPR) | Malaka Gharib | News Story

Another Desperate Need for Puerto Rico: Lawyers
October 4, 2017 | CityLab | Kriston Capps | News Story