No Money, No Lawyer, No Justice – The vast, hidden inequities of the civil legal system

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Kathryn Joyce
New Republic
June 22, 2020
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Tags: Access to Justice, Benefits of Legal Aid, Civil Right to Counsel, Consumer Protection, Debt Collection, Domestic Violence, Funding: Federal, Housing: Eviction, Poverty

Organizations mentioned/involved: Bay Area Legal Aid (San Francisco), Legal Services Corporation (LSC), Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable (LAIR), California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. (CRLA)


This is a sweeping investigative piece on “the vast, hidden inequities of the civil legal system.” With a focus on the lack of legal representation for those who need it, journalist Kathryn Joyce shows the nightmare of civil legal problems through the eyes of those who have experienced them.