National Law Journal


Provides in-depth coverage of the issues important to members of the legal community. Owned by ALM.
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Primary geographic focus: NATIONAL
Organization type(s): Media
Acronym or short name: NLJ


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News Story

Why General Counsel Oppose Trump’s Legal Services Cuts

Rebekah Mintzer
National Law Journal
March 29, 2017
The in-house attorneys, representing numerous industries and some of the country’s biggest companies, asked Congress to grant the legal aid nonprofit $450 million in FY 2018.

News Story

185 Corporate Counsel Urge Congress to Fund LSC

Marcia Coyle
National Law Journal
March 28, 2017
Top in-house lawyers said the “minimal investment in LSC generates a significant positive return for business and the health of individuals and communities across the nation.”

News Story

Legal Services Corp., Under Trump, Faces New Threat to Existence

Marcia Coyle
National Law Journal
March 16, 2017
The Legal Services Corp., created in 1974 under the signature of President Richard Nixon, is once again on the chopping block as another Republican president—Donald Trump— proposes to zero out its funding in his first budget.

Interview

Kagan Dishes on Taking Chances, Anger at the Court and Going to Law School ‘For All the Wrong Reasons’

Tony Mauro
National Law Journal
November 1, 2016
Hundreds of law students looking for public interest jobs at the Equal Justice Works career fair took a break to hear Kagan’s own story about her path to the nation’s highest court.

Op-Ed

Law Schools Must Focus on Access to Justice

Jonathan Lippman, Matthew Diller, David Udell
National Law Journal
September 26, 2016
Fordham, Stanford and other institutions are working to lessen the legal system's limitations.

News Story

Access to Justice Best in D.C. and Massachusetts, Worst in Mississippi and Wyoming

Karen Sloan
National Law Journal
May 10, 2016
The District of Columbia and Massachusetts rank the highest when it comes to access to justice, while Mississippi and Wyoming are at the bottom.

News Story

DOJ Civil Rights Head: ‘Moral Imperative’ to Close Justice Gap

Zoe Tillman
National Law Journal
April 14, 2016
Lawyers have a “moral obligation” to support organizations that provide civil legal services to low-income Americans, Vanita Gupta, head of the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division, said in remarks earlier this week.

News Story

Latham Tops Wilmer in Fundraising Campaign for Legal Aid

Zoe Tillman
National Law Journal
August 6, 2015
Private law firms engage in a friendly battle over fundraising for local civil legal aid program.

News Story

Schools Collaborate on Baltimore Legal Practice Incubator

Karen Sloan
National Law Journal
July 27, 2015
The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law and the University of Baltimore School of Law are launching an incubator to help recent graduates launch solo practices while serving low-income clients.

News Story

Boston Law Schools Launch Joint Practice Incubator

Karen Sloan
National Law Journal
July 16, 2015
Three Boston law schools are teaming up to launch a practice incubator that will serve low- and modest-income clients.

News Story

Rutgers Law Given $1M to Promote Public-Interest Jobs

Karen Sloan
National Law Journal
Rutgers Law is seeing the value in funding public interest summer jobs for their students.

News Story

Law Clinics Answer the Call

Karen Sloan
National Law Journal
July 6, 2015
Article about the role of University law clinics in helping veterans get the benefits they have earned.

News Story

ABA Task Force: Bring Law School Costs Down

Karen Sloan
National Law Journal
June 19, 2015
Story about an ABA task force's recommendations for affordability of a legal education.

Op-Ed

Legal Aid Jobs Await Law School Graduates

Ray Brescia
National Law Journal
June 1, 2015
Op-ed about the disconnect between the number of unemployed law graduates and the unmet need for civil legal services.

Op-Ed

Op-Ed: Everyone Gains When the Poor Receive Free Legal Services

Renee Miller-Mizia, Jeffrey Baliban
National Law Journal
December 1, 2014
Pro bono provides good training for lawyers and economic benefit to the community.

Op-Ed

Fifty Years After ‘Freedom Summer,’ Reasons to Celebrate – and Lament

Martha Bergmark
National Law Journal, ALM
July 14, 2014
By leveling the playing field in the justice system, civil legal aid honors the American values and spirit embodied in the Freedom Summer of 1964.

Op-Ed

U.S. Justice Gap is Under International Scrutiny

Risa E. Kaufman
National Law Journal, ALM
March 3, 2014
How the US can meet its international human rights commitments and ensure ­fundamental fairness in the US legal system.



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