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Clean Slate: How Ditching A Criminal Record Is No Easy Task

RJ Vogt
Law360
February 10, 2019
Last year, a growing awareness of how criminal records can have long-lasting consequences led a wave of 20 states to make it easier for people to clear their records via expungement or sealing.

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One Woman’s Attempt To Rebuild After Hurricane Maria

Annie Pancak
Law360
February 10, 2019
In August 2018, after many Puerto Ricans were denied aid for damage done by Hurricane Maria, the Federal Emergency Management Agency changed the way it verifies property ownership.

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‘Now Is The Real Crisis’: Puerto Ricans Struggle For Disaster Aid

Carolina Bolado, Natalie Rodriguez
Law360
February 10, 2019
A survey of more than 2,000 people in all but one municipality on the island by the titleship clinic at the University of Puerto Rico School of Law found that 49 percent of residents have problems with their titles or lack titles.

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No Country For Old Lawyers: Rural U.S. Faces A Legal Desert

Cara Bayles, Jack Karp
Law360
January 27, 2019
Although about 20 percent of Americans live in rural areas, only 2 percent of lawyers practice there.

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Shutdown Delays Leave Immigrants In Extended Legal Limbo

Cara Bayles
Law360
January 27, 2019
Unlike federal district court, immigration court falls under the purview of the U.S. Department of Justice and has been subject to partial closures due to the government shutdown that began in December.

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As DIY Litigants Crowd The Docket, Courts Step In To Help

Cara Salvatore
Law360
January 6, 2019
While they remain rare for now, clinics like the one in the Eastern District of New York appear to be catching on in federal court as a way to aid self-represented litigants, for whom putting together a legally coherent complaint can be an insurmountable barrier.

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Courts Turn To Cellphone Bans Despite Access Concerns

RJ Vogt
Law360
December 2, 2018
Such is the conundrum for litigants without lawyers in 56 Massachusetts trial court facilities with active cellphone bans, according to research published in July by the Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law & Justice.

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A Blank Check for Legal Aid Gets Harder to Cash

Jack Karp
Law360
November 26, 2018
IOLTA programs across the country have been a major source of dollars for civil legal aid programs for decades, but anemic interest rates since the financial crash in 2008 have largely drained what was once a much deeper pond.

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Calif. May Propel In-House Pro Bono Changes In Other States

Andrew Strickler
Law360
November 25, 2018
The California State Bar Board of Trustees is now considering a new allowance for registered in-house counsel to do pro bono work under the supervision of that entity or an eligible legal aid organization.

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Legal Technicians Step In To Fight Justice Gap

Adam Rhodes
Law360
November 18, 2018
Such programs are part of a broader movement attempting to reckon with "a spectrum of legal needs" that may not require an attorney, said David S. Udell.

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Philly Sees New Push To Provide Attys For Poor Tenants

RJ Vogt
Law360
November 18, 2018
According to a report commissioned by the Philadelphia Bar Association and released last week, residents of the poorest major city in the country are evicted at a rate 150 percent higher than the national average.

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MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant Spotlights Access To Justice Field

RJ Vogt
Law360
October 28, 2018
For decades, the subject of legal aid, pro bono efficacy, alternatives to traditional representation and other legal access issues has suffered from a dearth of scholarship.

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Legal Aid Funder Faces Existential Crisis Under Trump

RJ Vogt
Law360
October 28, 2018
Following Donald Trump's election to the presidency, the LSC and its grantees face an existential crisis — for the first time since President Ronald Reagan left office, the executive branch has repeatedly called for LSC's elimination.



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