Can’t Afford a Lawyer?

News Story (Washington)

Can’t Afford a Lawyer?

July 18, 2018 | Christie Thompson | Marshall Project
Civil representation is too expensive for many, but Washington state has one solution.
Tags: Access to Justice | Civil Right to Counsel | Limited License Legal Technician

Access to Justice Commission Annual Report Shows Huge Collaborative Effort to Bring Legal Services to Tennesseans in Need

News Story (Tennessee)

Access to Justice Commission Annual Report Shows Huge Collaborative Effort to Bring Legal Services to Tennesseans in Need

May 16, 2018 | WGNS (Murfreesboro, Tennessee)
Over 1 million Tennesseans, or 1 in 6 people, live below the federal poverty level. Approximately 60 percent of low-income households experienced a civil legal problem in a given year.
Tags: Access to Justice | Access to Justice Commissions

Partnership could ease bankruptcy process

News Story (Ohio)

Partnership could ease bankruptcy process

May 6, 2018 | Jeremy Nobile | Crain’s Cleveland Business
While the Akron nonprofit is the only group in the state partnering with Upsolve for a one-year pilot program to help low-income clients facing bankruptcy, it joins several other legal aid groups doing so across the country.
Tags: Access to Justice | Bankruptcy | Technology