Idaho Legal Aid Services

Nonprofit statewide law firm dedicated to providing equal access to justice for low income people through quality advocacy and education.
Organization website

Primary geographic focus: Idaho
Organization type(s): Provider
Lists: LSC, LawHelp


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It’s unconstitutional to ban the homeless from sleeping outside, the federal government says

Emily Badger
Washington Post
August 13, 2015
Last week, the Department of Justice filed a statement of interest arguing that you can't ban the homeless from sleeping outside.

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Federal lawsuit says Idaho paternity laws discriminate against same-sex parents

Betsy Z Russell
Idaho Statesman
November 17, 2016
Idaho’s laws on paternity, artificial insemination and vital statistics unconstitutionally violate the rights of same-sex couples and their children, a new lawsuit filed Thursday in federal district court charges.

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Nampa woman challenges state for parenting rights to her daughter

Areena Arora
Idaho Press Tribune
August 25, 2017
A federal court ruled Thursday that Adela Ayala, 37, can continue the fight to be legally recognized as the parent to her 5-year-old daughter.

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Can’t afford a lawyer? Perhaps these Concordia Law students can help

Ruth Brown
Idaho Statesman
November 16, 2017
This is where the school’s law students provide free legal help to immigrants, including refugees from war-torn countries; and tenants who often are living in pest-infested homes or on the verge of homelessness.


Idaho Legal Aid needs and deserves help from the state of Idaho

Jim Jones
Idaho Press Tribune
February 16, 2018
House Bill 532 lays the groundwork for doing what 47 other states are already doing for their people.

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Domestic violence victims face unique challenges in rural areas

Riley Bunch
Idaho Press Tribune
October 6, 2018
You’re going to try to keep yourself as safe as possible, she said, but when services are far away, they can seem inaccessible.


VanderSloot provided lawmakers an example

Post Register (Idaho)
October 20, 2019
It is a fundamental injustice that wealth plays such a role in the legal system. No amount of money changes the facts in a case. How is it right that a million dollars can so dramatically change the legal process?

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Laws Targeting the Homeless Under Scrutiny

Suzy Khimm
March 20, 2015
Laws targeting the homeless—prohibiting them from panhandling, camping outside and sleeping in their vehicles—have been on the rise, prompting lawsuits that are now winding their way through the courts.

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