State chief justice says unpaid traffic fines should get day in court

News Story (California)

State chief justice says unpaid traffic fines should get day in court

May 21, 2015 | Maura Dolan , Lee Romney | Los Angeles Times (LA Times)
Many California counties require paying traffic fines in full before a court hearing. California's chief justice calls for an emergency rule to prevent courts from requiring drivers to pay traffic tickets before they can go to court to contest them.
Tags: Benefits of Legal Aid | Benefits of Legal Aid: Economic | Courts | Legal Needs

End Immigration Detention

Editorial (NATIONAL, Texas)

End Immigration Detention

May 15, 2015 | Editorial Board of New York Times | New York Times (NYT)
The American detention system for immigrants does not reflect our values and must be ended argues this editorial.
Tags: Benefits of Legal Aid | Children & Juvenile | Immigration Process

Where Are the Children?

Feature (NATIONAL)

Where Are the Children?

April 20, 2015 | Sarah Stillman | New Yorker
This feature piece shines a light on role of civil legal aid and immigration advocates for kids and families in detention.
Tags: Children & Juvenile | Immigration Process