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

Legal Aid ‘securing stability’ for low-income clients, report shows

News Story (Ohio)

Legal Aid ‘securing stability’ for low-income clients, report shows

June 16, 2019 | Rachel Dissell | Plain Dealer (Cleveland, OH)
The report, the first of its kind measuring the impact of civil legal services, bolsters anecdotal evidence that removing even a single legal obstacle can be transformational for a client, Steven McGarrity, executive director of Community Legal Aid, said.
Tags: Access to Justice | Report

We need more lawyers

Letter to Editor (NATIONAL)

We need more lawyers

June 16, 2019 | Martha Bergmark | Washington Post
Perhaps corporations need fewer legal services, but meanwhile, most Americans — and especially those struggling to make ends meet — can’t get the legal help they need to address serious life challenges.
Tags: Law Schools