What is civil legal aid? Here’s a 70-second animated explainer from Illinois Equal Justice Foundation and The Kresge Foundation

Published September 24, 2018

We all want fairness in the civil justice system. But how is fairness possible in a world where so many people cannot afford legal help? This short video provides an easy-to-understand explanation of what civil legal aid is, and why it matters so much.

When you’re accused of a crime you have the right to a lawyer, whether you can afford one or not. But what happens when it’s a civil issue? ¬†Whether you’re facing something like foreclosure, not receiving your veteran’s benefits, or escaping domestic violence, if you can’t afford a lawyer, you might be stuck trying to represent yourself….

Civil Legal Aid Animated Video Explainer from Voices for Civil Justice on Vimeo.