Puerto Rico (PR) Civil Legal Aid

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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: 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

How to Take on America’s Screwed-Up Foster Care System and Win
September 30, 2019 | VICE News | Michael Fitzgerald | News Story

Cleveland City Council would establish program to provide lawyers for impoverished families facing eviction
September 30, 2019 | Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH) | Robert Higgs | News Story

When eviction looms, landlords have lawyers. Now more tenants do too.
September 30, 2019 | Charlotte Observer | Mary Newsom | News Story

Lawyers fight for everyday women bringing #MeToo complaints
September 30, 2019 | Associated Press (AP) | David Crary | News Story

All Work And Low Pay: Wage Gap Persists For Legal Aid Attys
September 29, 2019 | Law360 | Emma Cueto | News Story

How Corporate America Can Help Close The Justice Gap
September 29, 2019 | Law360 | Kevin Penton | News Story

Grandparents are raising their grandkids, and they need help
September 26, 2019 | Express-Times (Lehigh Valley, PA) | Robert Torres , Bill Johnston-Walsh | Op-Ed

D.C. To Fund Legal Representation For Immigrants Detained By ICE
September 25, 2019 | WAMU (DC) | Elly Yu | News Story

Lawsuit seeks to block Indiana’s Medicaid work requirements
September 24, 2019 | Associated Press (AP) | News Story

Utah’s top judges say the legal system isn’t working right. Here’s how they are encouraging change.
September 23, 2019 | Salt Lake Tribune | Jessica Miller | News Story