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CONTENT FROM THIS SOURCENews Story Kim Bellware
September 1, 2017
The average prisoner has neither the power to compel transportation to court nor the money to hire an attorney. But one Chicago court may have found a fix.
News Story Vann Newkirk
August 29, 2017
Lawyers in Houston are acting as first responders, connecting victims with insurance issues, among others, to pro bono assistance.
Feature Matt Ford
March 19, 2017
President Trump’s budget would eliminate the Legal Services Corporation, which helps low-income individuals obtain representation in civil proceedings.
Blog Post Amanda Frost
June 19, 2016
Undocumented immigrants eligible to become legal residents often don’t know how to apply due to a lack of resources and information.
News Story J. Weston Phippen
March 15, 2016
The U.S. Department of Justice has told local and state courts to avoid practices that hurt low-income individuals most.
Feature J. Weston Phippen
October 15, 2015
Their parents sent them to the United States to escape brutal violence. But to stay, they need to convince courts that sending them here constituted child abuse.
Feature Dylan Walsh
August 10, 2015
The juvenile justice system was designed to “hide youthful errors from the full gaze of the public.” But the extra penalties attached to these sentences have ruined many lives.
Feature Kevin Noble Maillard
July 7, 2015
A feature about adoption rights for unmarried men.
Feature Molly Ball
July 1, 2015
Story about the decade long campaign for marriage equality.
News Story Alana Semuels
June 25, 2015
As the Supreme Court rules in favor of disparate impact claims under the Fair Housing Act, segregation remains.
Feature Alana Semuels
June 19, 2015
This feature dives into the history on racial integration in housing through the story of the city of Beaumont, Texas.
Feature , News Story Michael Zuckerman
August 7, 2014
A so-called sliding-scale model plus a bit of creativity allows Open Legal Services in Utah to represent those with few other options.
News Story Michael Zuckerman
May 30, 2014
For many Americans, legal services are out of reach. This long and thoughtful magazine article examines innovative ways to think about and meet legal needs for the poor and middle class.
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