RJ Vogt

Journalist (NATIONAL)
Reporter covering access to justice for Law360.

Links: @rjvogt_ | (Current as of: October 29, 2018)


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Virus Sparks Calls To Pump The Brakes On Debt Suits

Kevin Penton, RJ Vogt
Law360
April 26, 2020

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Unsafe At Home: Virus Stirs Domestic Violence Fears

RJ Vogt
Law360
April 5, 2020

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After $100M Ask, Legal Aid Funder Nets $50M For Relief Work

RJ Vogt
Law360
March 27, 2020

Interview

Georgetown Prof Explains The Rise Of Nonlawyer Navigators

RJ Vogt
Law360
March 8, 2020
Each year, 30 million people lack legal representation in high-stakes civil court cases involving evictions, restraining orders, child custody and more. They do not have the statutory right to an attorney. If they cannot afford one, none is provided to them.

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Why Marital Identity Theft Is So Hard To Fight

RJ Vogt
Law360
December 1, 2019
When someone steals your identity, getting a police report can be invaluable in correcting your credit history, contesting collections suits and seeking damages — but accessing law enforcement can be uniquely challenging if the culprit is your husband.

Interview

Bart Stichman On Making Sure Veterans Get Their Due

RJ Vogt
Law360
November 17, 2019
Bart Stichman has spent more than 40 years fighting to help veterans get their benefits and could rightfully be cast as one of the founding fathers of the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

Interview

Karen Lash On Finding Legal Aid Funding In High Places

RJ Vogt
Law360
October 20, 2019
Law360 spoke with Lash on her work in the Department of Justice and more recent efforts to make civil legal aid a more integral part of executive branches around the country.

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How Local Courts Sidestep The Right To An Attorney

RJ Vogt
Law360
October 28, 2019
According to Joanna Weiss, a co-founder of the Fines and Fees Justice Center, it’s no surprise that constitutional violations occur in local courts because many of them primarily serve their town or city’s bottom line.

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Vets’ Win In Landmark Suit Could Force VA To Spend Billions

RJ Vogt
Law360
September 22, 2019
If you’re a veteran and you’ve used third-party insurance to partially cover the cost of a trip to the local emergency room, the Department of Veterans Affairs has probably refused to reimburse you for the remaining expenses.

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DOJ Pressed To Explain Legal Aid Cut For Trafficking Victims

RJ Vogt
Law360
August 11, 2019
The change generated an uproar from survivors, advocates, service-providers, local prosecutors and the American Bar Association, all of whom raised concerns that it would prevent access to legal services for people who need it most.

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Top Legal Aid Funder Lands $15M Marked For Disaster Relief

RJ Vogt
Law360
June 9, 2019
On June 3, the U.S. House of Representatives voted for the second year in a row to earmark $15 million for LSC — this time without limitations on how it could be used.

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Legal Aid Groups Think Bold To Fill Rural Gaps

RJ Vogt
Law360
May 12, 2019
"It became very clear that if we could work with our health care providers, we could have a much stronger footprint," Nelson said.

Interview

Legal Aid Vet Bergmark Dishes On Rising Up For Civil Justice

RJ Vogt
Law360
April 21, 2019
Last month, Voices launched All Rise for Civil Justice, a platform providing stories of people about the people enmeshed in the world of bankruptcy, debt-collection, divorce, tenant-landlord disagreements, child custody battles, benefits challenges and more.

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Will Congress Heed Trump’s Call To Nix Legal Aid Funder?

RJ Vogt
Law360
March 24, 2019
For the third year in a row, President Donald Trump’s annual budget calls for the elimination of the Legal Services Corp., but advocates for America’s largest single funder of legal aid services remain hopeful that lawmakers will again rebuff that recommendation.

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Will Congress Heed Trump’s Call To Nix Legal Aid Funder?

RJ Vogt
Law360
March 24, 2019
For the third year in a row, President Trump’s budget calls for eliminating LSC, but advocates for America’s main funder of civil legal aid remain hopeful that lawmakers will again rebuff that recommendation.

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Clean Slate: How Ditching A Criminal Record Is No Easy Task

RJ Vogt
Law360
February 10, 2019
Last year, a growing awareness of how criminal records can have long-lasting consequences led a wave of 20 states to make it easier for people to clear their records via expungement or sealing.

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Courts Turn To Cellphone Bans Despite Access Concerns

RJ Vogt
Law360
December 2, 2018
Such is the conundrum for litigants without lawyers in 56 Massachusetts trial court facilities with active cellphone bans, according to research published in July by the Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law & Justice.

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Philly Sees New Push To Provide Attys For Poor Tenants

RJ Vogt
Law360
November 18, 2018
According to a report commissioned by the Philadelphia Bar Association and released last week, residents of the poorest major city in the country are evicted at a rate 150 percent higher than the national average.

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MacArthur ‘Genius’ Grant Spotlights Access To Justice Field

RJ Vogt
Law360
October 28, 2018
For decades, the subject of legal aid, pro bono efficacy, alternatives to traditional representation and other legal access issues has suffered from a dearth of scholarship.

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Legal Aid Funder Faces Existential Crisis Under Trump

RJ Vogt
Law360
October 28, 2018
Following Donald Trump's election to the presidency, the LSC and its grantees face an existential crisis — for the first time since President Ronald Reagan left office, the executive branch has repeatedly called for LSC's elimination.



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