Many veterans need legal help but can’t afford it

Letter to Editor (Louisiana)

Many veterans need legal help but can’t afford it

July 6, 2018 | Laura Tuggle | Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA)
The most popular answer from veterans around the country, including here in Louisiana, may surprise you: They need civil legal aid. They asked for lawyers to help resolve court fines, prevent eviction, restore suspended driver's licenses and handle child support issues.
Tags: Housing: Homelessness | Veterans

When Pregnant Women Face Workplace Bias

Letter to Editor (NATIONAL)

When Pregnant Women Face Workplace Bias

June 24, 2018 | Laura Brown | New York Times (NYT)
The observation that many women “never file complaints because they can’t afford an attorney, don’t recognize that what happened to them is illegal or fear retaliation” is especially true of mothers in low-wage jobs. And for them, losing a job is much more than a setback.
Tags: Employment | Pregnancy | Workers Rights

Support civil legal aid program

Letter to Editor (Massachusetts)

Support civil legal aid program

April 19, 2018 | Marijane Benner Browne | WickedLocal.com (Eastern Massachusetts)
When these people encounter noncriminal legal problems like elder abuse or scams, home foreclosure, or the denial of veterans health care benefits, civil legal aid lawyers can help.
Tags: Funding: State & Local

Guns and Domestic Violence

Letter to Editor (NATIONAL)

Guns and Domestic Violence

December 30, 2017 | New York Times (NYT)
An equally critical step that Congress can take is to improve access to protective orders by increasing funding for the Legal Services Corporation.
Tags: Domestic Violence