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News Story

She Ran Away From Foster Care. She Ended Up in Handcuffs and Leg Irons.

Ali Watkins
New York Times (NYT)
December 6, 2018
It is not a crime to run away from foster care. But in Family Court hearings each week, the city is getting arrest warrants for children who do.

News Story

Bad Landlord? These Coders Are Here to Help

Luis Ferré-Sadurní
New York Times (NYT)
December 4, 2018
Mr. Kass, now 28, is part of a new crop of hackers building easy-to-use, data-driven tools to empower tenants and take on notoriously bad landlords.

News Story

With Market Hot, Landlords Slam the Door on Section 8 Tenants

Glenn Thrush
New York Times (NYT)
October 12, 2018
The recent economic boom in Philadelphia, long one of the most affordable big cities in the Washington-to-Boston corridor, has led to rent increases even in poor and working-class neighborhoods, and many landlords are now refusing to accept vouchers.

Op-Ed

Give Tenants Lawyers

Brian Gilmore
New York Times (NYT)
October 9, 2018
Eviction is a nationwide epidemic, and people faced with losing everything need representation.

Letter to Editor

Relief for Hurricane Harvey Survivors

Saundra Brown
New York Times (NYT)
September 12, 2018
A legal advocate discusses the obstacles posed by FEMA.

News Story

By All Appearances, They Overcame Hurricane Harvey. Appearances Are Deceiving.

Jack Healy
New York Times (NYT)
September 6, 2018
Now, mortgage delinquency and foreclosure rates are edging higher around Houston, according to real estate and legal aid groups.

Column

How Rising Inequality Has Widened the Justice Gap

Robert Frank
New York Times (NYT)
August 31, 2018
Rising inequality has harmed low-income families not only by depriving them of a fair share of society’s income growth, but also in a more specific way: It has stacked the legal system even more heavily against them.

Op-Ed , Video

Your Honor, Can I Play With That Gavel?

Jennifer Anzardo Valdes
New York Times (NYT)
August 22, 2018
The U.S. government expects children as young as 18 months to represent themselves in immigration court. Lawyers in Miami made a coloring book to help kids understand what they’re facing.

News Story

What’s Happening With the Separated Children in New York?

Liz Robbins
New York Times (NYT)
July 16, 2018
Months after hundreds of immigrant youth were separated from their parents at the southwestern border and sent to New York, some are now being sent back south to rejoin them.

News Story

After Storm, Foreclosures in Puerto Rico Stopped. They’re Starting Again.

Matthew Goldstein
New York Times (NYT)
July 15, 2018
Island residents who fell behind on their payments are facing creditors ranging from Wall Street to the federal government. Over the last four months, nearly 300 new foreclosure actions were filed in federal court in San Juan and in local courts across the island.

News Story

Criminal Convictions Behind Them, Few Have Had Their Records Sealed

Jan Ransom
New York Times (NYT)
July 4, 2018
As of the end of May, the latest numbers available, 346 people statewide had had their convictions sealed

Letter to Editor

When Pregnant Women Face Workplace Bias

Laura Brown
New York Times (NYT)
June 24, 2018
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.

News Story

She Was Raped and Threatened With Death. Now She Has Lost Hope of Asylum.

Liz Robbins
New York Times (NYT)
June 12, 2018
Across New York, and the nation, on Tuesday, immigrants and their attorneys were grappling with the precedent-setting decision — and the stern warning to heed it — that Mr. Sessions issued to immigration judges on Monday.

Column

Wheelchairs Prohibited in the Last Place You’d Expect

Paula Span
New York Times (NYT)
April 30, 2018
Excerpts from their recorded conversations are included in a federal lawsuit filed against those centers, claiming they discriminate against people in wheelchairs and are violating the Fair Housing Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and other federal laws.

News Story

A Rule Is Changed for Young Immigrants, and Green Card Hopes Fade

Liz Robbins
New York Times (NYT)
April 18, 2018
Under a new interpretation, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services said that applicants in New York who were over 18, but not yet 21, when they began the application process no longer qualify.

News Story

Legal Aid Demands Rebates for Nycha Tenants Left in the Cold

Jeffery C. Mays
New York Times (NYT)
April 12, 2018
The class-action lawsuit comes after the authority refused a demand from Legal Aid to abate from $2.5 million to $15 million in rent to tenants who were left without basic services during heating season.

News Story

In 83 Million Eviction Records, a Sweeping and Intimate New Look at Housing in America

Emily Badger, Quoctrung Bui
New York Times (NYT)
April 7, 2018
Mr. Desmond’s team found records for nearly 900,000 eviction judgments in 2016, meaning landlords were given the legal right to remove at least one in 50 renter households in the communities covered by this data.

News Story

Putting a Price on Heat, Legal Aid Threatens to Sue Housing Authority

Jeffery C. Mays
New York Times (NYT)
February 11, 2018
New York City has seen the most days below freezing this winter since 1961. The frigid temperatures have taken a toll on Nycha’s aging boilers, leaving 323,098 residents without heat or hot water at some point during the heating season.

News Story

Fearing DACA’s Return May Be Brief, Immigrants Rush to Renew

Liz Robbins, Miriam Jordan
New York Times (NYT)
January 16, 2018
With their fates split in the courts, in the halls of Congress, and, seemingly, the White House, DACA recipients across the country scrambled to do what was in their power.

Letter to Editor

Guns and Domestic Violence

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

News Story

The Next Crisis for Puerto Rico: A Crush of Foreclosures

Matthew Goldstein
New York Times (NYT)
December 16, 2017
If the current numbers hold, Puerto Rico is headed for a foreclosure epidemic that could rival what happened in Detroit, where abandoned homes became almost as plentiful as occupied ones.

News Story

Facebook Founder’s Favor Comes With Complications

Nellie Bowles
New York Times (NYT)
November 23, 2017
For many in East Palo Alto, which is just blocks from Facebook’s headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., no C.E.O. and company have come to embody the anxieties of the modern tech boom more than Mr. Zuckerberg and Facebook.

News Story

Behind the Lucrative Assembly Line of Student Debt Lawsuits

Stacy Cowley, Jessica Silver-Greenberg
New York Times (NYT)
November 13, 2017
The tide of rising defaults has also turned into a lucrative business, with companies collecting tens of millions of dollars through settlements, wage garnishments and other compelled payments.

News Story

Post Office Fails to Deliver on Time, and DACA Applications Get Rejected

Liz Robbins
New York Times (NYT)
November 10, 2017
Dozens of young immigrants mailed renewal forms weeks before they were due. But their paperwork was delayed in the mail and then denied for being late.

News Story

U.S. to Help Remove Debt Burden for Students Defrauded by For-Profit Chain

Patricia Cohen, Emily S. Rueb
New York Times (NYT)
August 9, 2017
Nearly 25 years after a nationwide chain of beauty and secretarial schools was closed for defrauding students, the Department of Education has agreed to help victims wipe clean their burdensome federal student loan debts.

News Story

Upstate County Jails Are Challenged for Sending Juveniles to Solitary

Alan Feuer
New York Times (NYT)
July 31, 2017
A small network of inmate advocates has undertaken an effort to end the practice in some of upstate New York’s county jails.

News Story

As Paperwork Goes Missing, Private Student Loan Debts May Be Wiped Away

Stacy Cowley, Jessica Silver-Greenberg
New York Times (NYT)
July 17, 2017
The troubled loans, which total at least $5 billion, are at the center of a protracted legal dispute between the student borrowers and a group of creditors who have aggressively pursued them in court after they fell behind on payments.

News Story

The Car Was Repossessed, but the Debt Remains

Jessica Silver-Greenberg, Michael Corkery
New York Times (NYT)
June 18, 2017
Many of these auto loans, it turns out, have a habit of haunting people long after their cars have been repossessed.

News Story

Police Must Tackle Language Barrier in Domestic Abuse Cases

Ashley Southall
New York Times (NYT)
May 25, 2017
In a city where more than half the 8.5 million residents speak a language other than English at home, and one in four struggles to communicate in English, it is common for a crime victim to be met by police officers who do not understand the victim’s language.

News Story

Under Settlement, City Shelters Will Do More for the Disabled

Nikita Stewart
New York Times (NYT)
May 18, 2017
The center and the Legal Aid Society filed the lawsuit two years ago after several years of trying to help disabled people get the services and accommodations on a case-by-case basis.

Column

California Today: Tackling Some ‘Ridiculously High’ Traffic Fines

Thomas Fuller
New York Times (NYT)
May 15, 2017
A bill in the State Legislature would make California the first state to assess traffic fines by income level: The poorer you are, the less you would pay.

News Story

Trump Budget Cuts Put Struggling Americans on Edge

Sabrina Tavernise, Trip Gabriel
New York Times (NYT)
March 17, 2017
Legal Aid Services helped Joe and Paula Frye keep their home in Oklahoma. Now that program’s federal funding may be in jeopardy.

News Story

Poor Families to Get More Help With Rent From New York State

Nikita Stewart
New York Times (NYT)
February 27, 2017
In a settlement that could help thousands of families avoid eviction, New York State will substantially increase the monthly rent subsidies it provides to low-income families with children in New York City, a move that could help reduce the number of people in homeless shelters.

Editorial

A Housing Solution: Lawyers for Tenants

New York Times (NYT)
February 15, 2017
In the face of dire circumstances — like being tossed from your home into the street — you need a lawyer.

News Story

Foreclosure Prevention Returns to the Unknown

Stacy Cowley
New York Times (NYT)
January 25, 2017
After an eight-year run, a troubled government effort to prevent foreclosures and keep struggling borrowers in their homes came to an end last month. What happens next will be laboratory experiment.

News Story

For Tenants Facing Eviction, New York May Guarantee a Lawyer

Jessica Silver-Greenberg
New York Times (NYT)
September 26, 2016
On Monday, the City Council held a hearing on a bill that would make New York City the first jurisdiction in the country to guarantee lawyers for any low-income residents facing eviction.

Editorial

A Right to a Lawyer to Save Your Home

New York Times (NYT)
September 23, 2016
New York City, where affordable housing is in cripplingly short supply, could become the first jurisdiction in the country to require lawyers for all lower-income people facing eviction.

News Story

Under New Policy for Homeless Families, Children Can Miss Less School

Elizabeth A. Harris
New York Times (NYT)
September 1, 2016
The city’s Department of Homeless Services is changing its policies to try to reduce the extraordinary disruption that homelessness causes in all aspects of a child’s life.

News Story

Court Costs Entrap Nonwhite, Poor Juvenile Offenders

Erik Eckholm
New York Times (NYT)
August 31, 2016
Fines, fees and restitution mandates are levied on juvenile offenders to varying degrees in every state, a new national survey of these practices has found.

News Story

Long Nights With Little Sleep for Homeless Families Seeking Shelter

Nikita Stewart
New York Times (NYT)
August 28, 2016
On Wednesday, New York City hit a record 59,373 people in shelters overseen by the Department of Homeless Services.

News Story

After Baton Rouge Flooding, Learning Lessons From New Orleans

Campbell Robertson, Alan Blinder
New York Times (NYT)
August 22, 2016
Those lessons include how to get money most efficiently from the federal government and ways to avoid leaving thousands of people for years in temporary shelters, like the notorious Federal Emergency Management Agency trailers, as the rebuilding proceeds.

News Story

Sale of Federal Mortgages to Investors Puts Greater Burden on Blacks, Suit Says

Jessica Silver-Greenberg, Michael Corkery
New York Times (NYT)
August 14, 2016
The suit says, the government is fueling racial disparities not through its lending policies but in how it handles foreclosures.

Lives Upended by Disputed Cuts in Home-Health Care for Disabled Patients

Nina Bernstein
New York Times (NYT)
A detailed report by a coalition of more than 100 nonprofit groups shows that the crisis in Ms. Negron’s family has been repeated in hundreds of households covered by Senior Health Partners.

News Story

Emigrant Savings Bank Discriminated Against Minorities, Brooklyn Jury Says

Alan Feuer
New York Times (NYT)
June 27, 2016
A federal jury in Brooklyn found on Monday that the Emigrant Savings Bank had discriminated against eight minority homeowners by purposefully marketing to them subprime mortgages.

Column

Legal Aid With a Digital Twist

Tina Rosenberg
New York Times (NYT)
June 1, 2016
The rise of online legal forms may not be a gripping subject, but it matters. Tens of millions of Americans need legal help for civil problems — they need a divorce, child support or visitation, protection from abuse or a stay of eviction.

News Story

Homelessness Rises in Los Angeles, Except for Veterans and Families

Adam Nagourney
New York Times (NYT)
May 4, 2016
The homeless population in Los Angeles County jumped 5.7 percent last year, with a sharp increase in tents and homeless encampments offering daily evidence of the problem sweeping this region, county officials said Wednesday.

News Story

Texas Grants Child Care License to Migrant Detention Center

Julia Preston
New York Times (NYT)
May 2, 2016
The authorities in Texas have granted a child care license to a federal immigration detention center where thousands of mothers with their children have been confined, often for weeks and sometimes months.

News Story

South Dakota Wrongly Puts Thousands in Nursing Homes, Government Says

Matt Apuzzo
New York Times (NYT)
May 2, 2016
In a scathing rebuke of the state’s health care system, the Justice Department said on Monday that thousands of patients were being held unnecessarily in sterile, highly restrictive group homes.

Column

Locked Up for Seeking Asylum

Elizabeth Rubin
New York Times (NYT)
April 2, 2016
International law holds that asylum seekers should be detained only in unusual circumstances. Yet our detention centers are filling up with people like Samey.

News Story

Critics Assail Potential New York Move on Regulating Online Colleges

Kate Taylor
New York Times (NYT)
March 16, 2016
Consumer advocates, legal aid organizations and labor unions are urging New York State’s education commissioner not to sign an interstate agreement that they say would expose students to harm at the hands of online colleges and universities.

News Story

Justice Dept. Condemns Profit-Minded Court Policies Targeting the Poor

Matt Apuzzo
New York Times (NYT)
March 14, 2016
The Justice Department on Monday called on state judges across the country to root out unconstitutional policies that have locked poor people in a cycle of fines, debt and jail.

News Story

New York to Pay Thousands to 10 Tenants Purged From Rent Freeze Program

Nikita Stewart
New York Times (NYT)
March 7, 2016
New York City has agreed to pay $130,000 in legal fees and damages to 10 older or disabled residents who said they were unfairly removed from the Rent Freeze Program after their spouses or parents died.

Op-Ed

Blame HUD for America’s Lead Epidemic

New York Times (NYT)
March 4, 2016
A coalition of civil legal aid groups, medical providers and public health experts have filed a petition with HUD urging critical amendments to its lead-poisoning prevention regulations.

News Story

Evictions Are Down by 18%; New York City Cites Increased Legal Services

Mireya Navarro
New York Times (NYT)
February 29, 2016
Evictions in New York City dropped last year to their lowest level in a decade. Efforts to provide more civil legal aid to renters cited as one reason that is preventing New Yorkers from becoming homeless.

News Story

Market for Fixer-Uppers Traps Low-Income Buyers

Matthew Goldstein, Alexandra Stevenson
New York Times (NYT)
February 20, 2016
Nationwide, more than three million people are estimated to have bought a home through a contract for deed. Now complaints are piling up in cities across the country.

Op-Ed

How to Protect Female Farmworkers

David Bacon, Jose R. Padilla
New York Times (NYT)
January 19, 2016
There are several steps we can take to slow the scourge of sexual harassment among female farmworkers.

News Story

Insurers Say Costs Are Climbing as More Enroll Past Health Act Deadline

Robert Pear
New York Times (NYT)
January 9, 2016
The Obama administration has allowed large numbers of people to sign up for insurance after the deadlines in the last two years, destabilizing insurance markets and driving up premiums, health insurance companies say.

News Story

New York to Add 300 Shelter Beds for Homeless Young People

Nikita Stewart
New York Times (NYT)
January 8, 2016
Mayor Bill de Blasio, in his latest attempt to address New York City’s homelessness crisis, unveiled a plan on Friday to add 300 shelter beds for older teenagers.

Letter to Editor

For the Homeless, Help and a Steady Job

John Pollack, Judith Goldiner
New York Times (NYT)
January 1, 2016
Two letters to the editor about solutions to homelessness in New York City.

News Story

New York’s Chief Judge Leaving a Legacy of Reforms Inspired by Social Justice

James C. McKinley Jr.
New York Times (NYT)
December 29, 2015
As Judge Lippman finishes his seven-year run presiding over the Court of Appeals, his success expanding legal services for the poor and championing a host of other court reforms stands out even more than his decisions as a jurist, legal scholars said.

News Story

Victims of Debt Collection Scheme in New York Win $59 Million in Settlement

Benjamin Mueller
New York Times (NYT)
November 13, 2015
Tens of thousands of New Yorkers who had their wages garnished or bank accounts frozen in a surreptitious debt-collection scheme will receive $59 million in a class-action settlement that also bars a major network of collectors from continuing the practice.

Editorial

The Law School Debt Crisis

New York Times (NYT)
October 24, 2015
If fewer federal dollars were streaming into law schools’ coffers and more were directed to fund legal services organizations, the legal profession — and the American legal system as a whole — would be better for it.

Op-Ed

How to Fight Homelessness

Mark D. Levine, Mary Brosnahan
New York Times (NYT)
October 19, 2015
With over 58,000 people in our shelter system every night, and thousands more sleeping on the streets, concern about homelessness in New York City has reached a fever pitch.

News Story

Tenants in New York Press the Record Button in a Dispute With the Landlord

Mireya Navarro
New York Times (NYT)
October 18, 2015
Renters in New York are fighting back against landlords by recording conversations.

Letter to Editor

Turning U.N. Development Goals Into Reality

David Udell, Risa E. Kaufman
New York Times (NYT)
October 2, 2015
The United States championed the goals, including Goal 16. Now it can be a global leader in carrying them out by ensuring their impact at home.

News Story

As Banks Retreat, Private Equity Rushes to Buy Troubled Home Mortgages

Matthew Goldstein
New York Times (NYT)
September 28, 2015
Private equity and hedge fund firms have bought more than 100,000 troubled mortgages at a discount from banks and federal housing agencies.

News Story

Pitfalls for the Unwary Borrower Out on the Frontiers of Banking

Michael Corkery
New York Times (NYT)
September 13, 2015
Some of the upstart companies in online borrowing are exhibiting their own troubling traits, according to interviews with borrowers, legal aid lawyers and consumer advocates.

News Story

Hurricane Sandy’s Red Tape Makes a Veteran Say, ‘I’d Rather Go Back to Falluja’

David W. Chen
New York Times (NYT)
August 18, 2015
Three years after Hurricane Sandy, homeowners are still wrestling with red tape and flood insurance claims.

Editorial

The Problem With House Prices

Editorial Board of New York Times
New York Times (NYT)
August 17, 2015
Banks are still unwilling to modify loans, despite rules imposed by regulators and legal settlements after the housing bust that were supposed to make it easier and fairer for borrowers to obtain relief.

News Story

A Slack Lifeline for Drowning Homeowners

Gretchen Morgenson
New York Times (NYT)
July 31, 2015
How civil legal aid lawyers are fighting for homeowners against the banks.

Editorial

The Struggle for Fairness for Transgender Workers

Editorial Board of New York Times
New York Times (NYT)
July 9, 2015
Editorial exploring and calling for legislation to protect transgender workers.

Blog Post

Doctors’ Notes for Pregnant Employees Can Backfire, Experts Warn

Catherine Saint Louis
New York Times (NYT)
July 8, 2015
Vaguely worded doctor's notes might lead to problems for pregnant women on the job.

News Story

Major Law Firms Give Little to Legal Aid, Study Finds

Elizabeth Olson
New York Times (NYT)
June 29, 2015
While major law firms are enjoying record revenues — more than $100 billion last year — they are donating only a tenth of 1 percent of their proceeds for legal aid to low-income people.

Op-Ed

Put Lawyers Where They’re Needed

Theresa Amato
New York Times (NYT)
June 17, 2015
Millions of Americans lack crucial legal services. Yet enormous numbers of lawyers are unemployed. Why can’t the supply of lawyers match the demand? This op-ed explains.

News Story

In Vermont, Frustrations Mount Over Affordable Care Act

New York Times (NYT)
June 4, 2015
Story about how the Vermont single-payer health care system unraveled, leading to frustrations over the Affordable Care Act.

Editorial

End Immigration Detention

Editorial Board of New York Times
New York Times (NYT)
May 15, 2015
The American detention system for immigrants does not reflect our values and must be ended argues this editorial.

News Story

Judge Denies Group’s Whistle-Blower Standing in Suit Against U.S. Bank

Peter Eavis
New York Times (NYT)
May 13, 2015
A federal judge this week dismissed an innovative lawsuit that had threatened to open a new front in the legal assault on the foreclosure practices of large banks.

Letter to Editor

A Need for Civil Legal Aid

Martha Bergmark
New York Times (NYT)
April 10, 2015
If we increase our investment in civil legal aid, we’ll have a healthy legal industry and a healthy justice system that fulfills our country’s promise of justice for all, not just for the few who can afford it.

News Story

With Driver’s License Suspensions, a Cycle of Debt

Shaila Dewan
New York Times (NYT)
April 14, 2015
States have begun suspending drivers’ licenses for unsatisfied debts stemming from any criminal case, from misdemeanors like marijuana possession to felonies in which court costs can reach into the tens of thousands of dollars.

News Story

Disparity Is Seen in California Driver’s License Suspensions

Timothy Williams
New York Times (NYT)
April 8, 2015
Drivers in California who are unable to pay traffic fines are frequently having their licenses suspended - a policy that has had a disproportionate impact on poor and working-class people, according to a study released Wednesday.

Letter to Editor

Lawyers for the Homeless

Jane Gross
New York Times (NYT)
November 11, 2014
A retired reporter at the New York Times makes the case for legal representation for victims of domestic violence.

News Story

Law Helps Those Who Escape Sex Trafficking Erase Their Criminal Record

New York Times (NYT)
March 23, 2015
This article tells how civil legal aid lawyers are helping former sex trafficking victims erase their criminal history.

Editorial

College Applications and Criminal Records

Editorial Board of New York Times
New York Times (NYT)
March 14, 2015
People who are no danger to college safety but has a criminal history are being left behind by the college application process.

News Story

Payday Loan Rules Proposed by Consumer Protection Agency

Jessica Silver-Greenberg, Michael D. Shear
New York Times (NYT)
March 26, 2015
CFPB proposes new rules to regulate payday lending, short-term loans that often carry triple digit interest rates.

Letter to Editor

A Dearth of Legal Services

Rory I. Lancman
New York Times (NYT)
November 25, 2014
A letter to the editor about the gap in justice for people in civil cases.

News Story

As New York Landlords Push Buyouts, Renters Resist

Mireya Navarro
New York Times (NYT)
July 9, 2014
Mireya Navarro's article looks at how buyouts are becoming more prevalent on the housing market and their usage as illegal harassment.

Editorial

Better Lawyering for the Poor

Editorial Board of New York Times
New York Times (NYT)
February 26, 2014
NY chief judge, Jonathan Lippman, is making innovative changes to the education and training of lawyers as well as to the workings of the court system.

News Story

Cuomo Picks Judge in City to Fill Spot at Top Court

Marc Santora
New York Times (NYT)
April 5, 2013
Nominated to New York State's top court, Shelia Abdus-Salaam began her legal career as a staff attorney at East Brooklyn Legal Services, Corporation A (1977-1980).

News Story

Making the Safety Net More Visible in Philadelphia

Jon Hurdle
New York Times (NYT)
August 20, 2013
Community Legal Services (CLS) of Philadelphia helped a 92-year-old woman living on Social Security qualify to pay lower water bills and get help with chores.

News Story

Task Force Backs Changes in Legal Education System

Tamar Lewin
New York Times (NYT)
September 20, 2013
Among changes recommended by a draft ABA task force report is training nonlawyers to provide limited legal services, as in Washington State.

Feature

New, Young Help for Poor in Infamous Bronx Courts

E. C. Gogolak
New York Times (NYT)
October 11, 2013
Columbia Law School students interning with the Bronx Defenders see how court cases affect other aspects of clients’ lives such as housing, immigration and child custody.

Investigative

Patients Mired in Costly Credit From Doctors

Jessica Silver-Greenberg
New York Times (NYT)
October 13, 2013
NYT reviews customer contracts for medical cards and lines of credit, as well as of hundreds of court filings in connection with civil lawsuits brought by state authorities and others.

Editorial

Addressing the Justice Gap

Editorial Board of New York Times
New York Times (NYT)
August 23, 2011
Editorial urges reducing the justice gap by fully funding the LSC, requiring more pro bono, allowing nonlawyers to help and reforming legal education.

Blog Post

Legal Assistance in Civil Cases Under Growing Threat

John Eligon
New York Times (NYT)
September 16, 2011
Proposed congressional funding cuts to LSC are badly timed, with civil legal needs rapidly increasing, according to the Legal Aid Society of New York.

News Story

Top Judge Makes Free Legal Work Mandatory for Joining State Bar

Anne Barnard
New York Times (NYT)
May 1, 2012
To help the many who cannot afford legal services, New York will become the first state to require lawyers to perform unpaid work before being licensed to practice.

Op-Ed

Rethinking Pro Bono

Ben Trachtenberg
New York Times (NYT)
May 13, 2012
Mandatory pro bono work for lawyers is a good idea. But Judge Lippman’s plan is deeply flawed. Instead, consider requiring pro bono work of all licensed lawyers.

News Story

For Pacific Islanders, Hopes and Troubles in Arkansas

Bret Schulte
New York Times (NYT)
July 12, 2012
Legal Aid of Arkansas has helped Marshall Islanders with a civil rights petition to the Arkansas state government asking for a Marshallese-language driver’s test.

News Story

Judge Details a Rule Requiring Pro Bono Work by Aspiring Lawyers

Mosi Secret
New York Times (NYT)
September 19, 2012
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News Story

The Problem Is Clear: The Water Is Filthy

Patricia Leigh Brown
New York Times (NYT)
November 13, 2012
California Rural Legal Assistance and other groups are helping predominantly Latino unincorporated communities in the Central Valley seek clean water.

Op-Ed

Tipping the Scales in Housing Court

Matthew Desmond
New York Times (NYT)
November 29, 2012
Our legal system extends the right to a state-appointed attorney to someone facing months or years of prison but not to someone facing months or years of homelessness.

Column

Discussing Disaster Relief Costs, and Changing Tone When It’s Closer to Home

Michael Powell
New York Times (NYT)
December 31, 2012
Legal service lawyers helped families and businesses file insurance, FEMA and unemployment claims after tornadoes and other disasters in MO, TN, MS and KY, so why not after Hurricane Sandy?

News Story

A Call for Drastic Changes in Educating New Lawyers

Ethan Bronner
New York Times (NYT)
February 10, 2013
The legal profession is contemplating radical changes to legal educational amid broad agreement that the current system is broken.

Op-Ed

To Practice Law, Apprentice First

John J. Farmer Jr.
New York Times (NYT)
February 17, 2013
Like medical residents, law school graduates would practice for two years under experienced supervision, at reduced hourly rates, with suspended debt repayment.

Op-Ed

The Second-Mortgage Shell Game

Elizabeth M. Lynch
New York Times (NYT)
February 27, 2013
In implementing mortgage settlements, government should require banks to give relief on first mortgages, which is more likely to keep people in their homes.

News Story

Right to Lawyer Can Be Empty Promise for Poor

Ethan Bronner
New York Times (NYT)
March 13, 2013
SCHR has filed a class-action suit seeking a guarantee of a lawyer in civil cases in Georgia where someone faces a loss of liberty.

News Story

No Lawyer for Miles, So One Rural State Offers Pay

Ethan Bronner
New York Times (NYT)
April 8, 2013
A new South Dakota law subsidizes to live and work in rural areas. It's getting interest from other rural states where lawyers are scarce.

Letter to Editor

Legal Help for the Poor: The View From the A.B.A.

William T. Robinson III
New York Times (NYT)
August 30, 2011
To address justice gap, increase LSC funding and pro bono work instead of opening the practice of law to unschooled, unregulated nonlawyers.

Editorial

Can New York Be Affordable Again?

Editorial Board of New York Times
New York Times (NYT)
February 8, 2015
In this lead Sunday editorial, the New York Times includes "an army of Legal Aid lawyers" among factors crucial to the success of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to reclaim New York City as an affordable place for middle- and working-class families.

Investigative

Investment Riches Built on Subprime Auto Loans to Poor

Jessica Silver-Greenberg, Michael Corkery
New York Times (NYT)
January 27, 2015
Regulators and analysts caution that booming investment in subprime auto loans may enable excessive risk taking that could affect the financial sector. ____ A review by The New York Times of dozens of court records, and interviews with two dozen borrowers, credit analysts, legal aid lawyers and investors, show that some of the companies, which package and sell the loans, are increasingly enabling people at the extreme financial margins to obtain loans to buy cars.

News Story , Video

Rise in Loans Linked to Cars Is Hurting Poor

Jessica Silver-Greenberg, Michael Corkery
New York Times (NYT)
December 25, 2014
With a crackdown on payday lenders, subprime borrowers are increasingly using auto title loans, whose high interest rates can lead to repossession and financial ruin.

News Story

After Suing, Tenant Comes Home to the Brooklyn Apartment She Was Made to Leave

Julie Satow
New York Times (NYT)
December 22, 2014
With the help of a civil legal aid attorney, Tranquilina Alvillar was able to move back into the apartment on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, three years after she was illegally driven out by a landlord who wanted more lucrative tenants.

Feature , News Story

Push to Provide Lawyers in New York City Housing Court Gains Momentum

Mireya Navarro
New York Times (NYT)
December 16, 2014
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s affordable housing strategy to help tenants remain in rent-regulated apartments, the lack of counsel in Housing Court is drawing increased attention.

Blog Post

Big Ideas in Social Change, 2014

Tina Rosenberg
New York Times (NYT)
December 11, 2014
NYT Opinionator blog Fixes column cites medical-legal partnerships as one of the biggest ideas in social change of 2014.

Feature , News Story

Schools’ Discipline for Girls Differs by Race and Hue

Tanzina Vega
New York Times (NYT)
December 10, 2014
For graffiti on a Georgia school's walls, two girls were suspended. But only one of them ended up in the criminal justice system.

News Story

Experts See Legal Hazards in States’ Immigration Suit

Julia Preston
New York Times (NYT)
December 5, 2014
Lawyers for RAICES (Texas) representing unaccompanied minors who crossed the border this summer said the children were not attracted by the president’s programs.

Letter to Editor

Expanding Legal Aid

David Udell, Ellen Rosenthal
New York Times (NYT)
December 7, 2014
The Justice Index highlights best practices, which can help states replicate successful models adopted by their neighbors.

Letter to Editor

Expanding Legal Aid (Letter to the Editor)

David Udell, Ellen Rosenthal
New York Times (NYT)
December 7, 2014
The Justice Index provides state-by-state information on efforts to meet vulnerable residents’ basic needs for legal assistance in the most critical civil actions involving child custody, shelter, safety, sustenance and health.

News Story

Rule Change Could Ease Justice Gap for the Poor

James C. McKinley, Jr.
New York Times (NYT)
December 2, 2013
Corporate lawyers not licensed in New York can do pro bono work for the poor, the state’s chief judge, Jonathan Lippman, announced.

News Story

U.S.-Backed Mortgages Put to Test in an Innovative Lawsuit

Peter Eavis
New York Times (NYT)
November 27, 2014
Basic Legal Equality, a legal aid group, has helped file an innovative suit alleging a bank took the federal government mortgage guarantee but failed to take required steps to work with a borrower in default.

News Story

A Push for Legal Aid in Civil Cases Finds Its Advocates

Erik Eckholm, Ian Lovett
New York Times (NYT)
November 22, 2014
Organizations like the Eviction Assistance Center in Los Angeles help, but free legal assistance in noncriminal cases is rare and growing rarer.

News Story , Video

Miss a Payment? Good Luck Moving That Car

Michael Corkery, Jessica Silver-Greenberg
New York Times (NYT)
September 24, 2014
Consumer lawyers say the devices amount to “electronic repossession” of cars, and should be governed by state laws. Part of NYT's "Driven Into Debt" series on subprime auto loans. Article and 5-minute video.

News Story

Evictions Soar in Hot Market; Renters Suffer

Shaila Dewan
New York Times (NYT)
August 28, 2014
Evictions have spiked nationally, including in Wisconsin, where the Neighborhood Law Clinic at the University of Wisconsin Law School and Legal Aid of Wisconsin are involved representing tenants.

News Story

As the Demand for Court Interpreters Climbs, State Budget Conflicts Grow as Well

Fernanda Santos
New York Times (NYT)
June 14, 2014
States lag in funding court interpreters for immigrants speaking many different languages. The federal DOJ is cracking down on states, forcing them to comply with the law and find the funds.

News Story

Rush to Deport Young Migrants Could Trample Asylum Claims

Julia Preston
New York Times (NYT)
July 19, 2014
Overview of situation, including stories of children and quotes from Jonathan Ryan of Texas RAICES, which screens unaccompanied minors in an emergency shelter at Lackland Air Force Base.

Letter to Editor

July 4 Reading: Income Inequality

Martha Bergmark
New York Times (NYT)
July 3, 2014
Joseph E. Stiglitz astutely points out that “justice has become a commodity, affordable only to the few.”

Column

When Poverty Makes You Sick, a Lawyer Can Be the Cure

Tina Rosenberg
New York Times (NYT)
July 17, 2014
Good introduction to medical-legal partnerships, explaining how they help people, doctors and lawyers. From the NYT Opinionator "Fixes" blog.

News Story

Low-Wage Workers Are Finding Poverty Harder to Escape

Steven Greenhouse
New York Times (NYT)
March 16, 2014
Climbing above the poverty line has become more daunting in recent years, as the composition of the nation’s low-wage work force has been transformed.



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