Justice Ain’t Much if You Can’t Afford It. America Needs to Overhaul Its Civil Law

Op-Ed (NATIONAL)

Justice Ain’t Much if You Can’t Afford It. America Needs to Overhaul Its Civil Law

July 18, 2019 | Martha Bergmark | Newsweek
There is a crisis in this country's civil justice system, but with new resolve and investment in systemic reforms and civil legal aid, we can achieve Fannie Lou Hamer's vision of a civil justice system that fulfills America's promise of justice for all.
Tags: Civil Justice Reform

Louisiana approves money for civil legal aid, joining most other U.S. states

News Story (Louisiana)

Louisiana approves money for civil legal aid, joining most other U.S. states

June 17, 2019 | Richard A. Webster | Times-Picayune (New Orleans, LA)
Louisiana will soon join most states in the nation in helping pay for legal assistance for some of its most vulnerable residents, as Gov. John Bel Edwards’ office said he plans to sign a bill that includes $500,000 for the effort.
Tags: Funding: State & Local