Many veterans need legal help but can’t afford it

Letter to Editor (Louisiana)

Many veterans need legal help but can’t afford it

July 6, 2018 | Laura Tuggle | Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA)
The most popular answer from veterans around the country, including here in Louisiana, may surprise you: They need civil legal aid. They asked for lawyers to help resolve court fines, prevent eviction, restore suspended driver's licenses and handle child support issues.
Tags: Housing: Homelessness | Veterans

When Pregnant Women Face Workplace Bias

Letter to Editor (NATIONAL)

When Pregnant Women Face Workplace Bias

June 24, 2018 | Laura Brown | New York Times (NYT)
The observation that many women “never file complaints because they can’t afford an attorney, don’t recognize that what happened to them is illegal or fear retaliation” is especially true of mothers in low-wage jobs. And for them, losing a job is much more than a setback.
Tags: Employment | Pregnancy | Workers Rights

Legal aid ensures equal justice for all; Congress must increase funding for the Legal Services Corporation

Op-Ed (NATIONAL)

Legal aid ensures equal justice for all; Congress must increase funding for the Legal Services Corporation

April 27, 2018 | Hilarie Bass | Hill, The
It helps disaster victims get the government assistance to which they are entitled. When domestic violence survivors need protection, LSC lawyers help obtain court orders. And LSC helps tenants who face illegal evictions.
Tags: Funding: Federal