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News Story

As COVID-19 Layoffs Increase Demand for Legal Aid, Providers Expect Precipitous Funding Drop

Angela Morris
Texas Lawbook,
March 25, 2020
Civil legal-aid providers across the country are expecting a flood of Americans to begin qualifying for legal aid because of mass layoffs arising from COVID-19 government shutdowns. Some will face serious legal issues, yet as the demand for legal aid increases, the bottom just dropped out of the legal-aid budget. When the federal government cut interest rates to spur the economy, that also zeroed out the interest rate for Interest on Lawyers’ Trust Accounts, which is the traditional funding source for legal-aid providers.

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ABA Approves Innovation Resolution, With Revisions to Limit Regulatory Changes

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys
February 17, 2020
The American Bar Association’s House of Delegates passed a resolution to push for new approaches to the practice of law that would improve access to justice, but not before adding a disclaimer to address concerns raised by some state bar associations about outside investment in law firms.

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California Task Force Recommends Limited Fee-Sharing, ‘Regulatory Sandbox’

Cheryl Miller
February 24, 2020
"I think there was a lot of unanimity. There were a few splits but overall it was a great group of people marching to the same drummer in trying to close the justice gap," said Justice Lee Smalley Edmon of the Second District, Division Three of the California Court of Appeals, the task force chairwoman.

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Study: Major Benefits Seen in Investing in Counsel for Low-Income Tenants Facing Eviction

Joseph Sullivan
January 11, 2019
On Nov. 13, 2018, the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Civil Gideon and Access to Justice Task Force released a landmark cost-benefit study that addressed in detail the benefits to low-income tenants—and to the city of Philadelphia—of providing legal representation to tenants facing eviction in court proceedings.

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‘We Were The Catalyst’: How Atlanta Legal Aid Launched a Landmark SCOTUS Ruling

R. Robin McDonald
August 13, 2019
The U.S. Supreme Court's Olmstead opinion, which held that the “unjustified isolation” of people with disabilities in institutions is a form of discrimination, turns 20 years old this year.

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250+ General Counsel Ask Congress to Boost Federal Funding for Legal Services Corp.

Caroline Spiezio
April 29, 2019
More than 250 general counsel are asking Congress to increase federal funding for Legal Services Corp. as the Trump administration seeks to completely cut funding for the group, which offers legal aid to low-income Americans.

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Atlanta Legal Aid Takes On New Foe: Homeowner Tax Hikes

Meredith Hobbs
August 16, 2018
Atlanta Legal Aid is using a major federal grant to expand "limited scope," high-impact volunteer projects, including the property tax aid initiative.

News Story

Legal Aid Funding ‘Crucial’ After Hurricanes, Florida Chief Justice Says

Celia Ampel
March 13, 2018
Comments at a congressional hearing in Washington came weeks after President Donald Trump threatened to eliminate funding for the Legal Services Corp.

News Story

Associate Departs Big Law to Create Pro Se Online Startup

Angela Morris
January 5, 2018
Proposed cuts to legal aid nationwide spurred Dorna Moini to take a leap in October and leave Sidley Austin to launch HelpSelf Legal.

News Story

Could Gaming Help Close the Access to Justice Gap?

Gabrielle Orum Hernández
January 5, 2018
As the legal industry writ large continues to consider opportunities to close the access to justice gap, four state legal aid groups have proposed an unconventional approach: gaming.


What the Poor Really Need Is Legal Aid

Susan Beck
June 24, 2016
Now is the time for a Second Wave Revolution in Big Law pro bono.

Blog Post

Can the Incubator Movement Help Save Legal Education?

Dan Lear
June 18, 2015
Blog post about the future of so-called legal incubators and their effect on legal education.

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