Border Crisis

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Border Crisis

July 11, 2014 | CNN
Report featuring various persons, culminating with interview with Jonathan Ryan, executive director of Texas Raices, the first non-profit working inside the emergency immigrant detention facilities housing unaccompanied minors.
Tags: Children & Juvenile | Immigration Process | Legal Needs

California Chief Justice Emphasizes Collaboration With Legislature

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California Chief Justice Emphasizes Collaboration With Legislature

March 17, 2014 | Maria Dinzeo | Courthouse News Service
In a major speech, California's chief justice talked about the need for funding to address court closures which deny Californians access to justice. "California faces a different civil rights crisis. It's not just about the law. It's about access to it."
Tags: Courts | Funding: State & Local | Legal Needs

LSC 2014 Congressional Briefing – Litigants Without Lawyers: Equal Justice Under Threat in State Courts

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LSC 2014 Congressional Briefing – Litigants Without Lawyers: Equal Justice Under Threat in State Courts

May 21, 2014 | James J. Sandman , Nathan L. Hecht , Jess H. Dickinson , Janice Holder , Carol W. Hunstein | Legal Services Corporation (LSC)
LSC hosted a congressional briefing on Capitol Hill. Four state supreme court justices discussed the growing problem of unrepresented litigants and its impact on the court-system.
Tags: Courts | Legal Needs | Pro Se/Self-Help