Alternative approaches: Pew study finds civil legal problems impacting 47% of US households

News Story (Indiana, NATIONAL)

Alternative approaches: Pew study finds civil legal problems impacting 47% of US households

January 8, 2020 | Marilyn Odendahl | Indiana Lawyer
After finding the need for civil legal assistance in the United States is widespread across all income levels — and perhaps spread wider than previously thought — The Pew Charitable Trusts sees a need for new solutions to addressing the problems experienced by many individuals and families.
Tags: Access to Justice | Research/Data | Right to Counsel

Mayoral Musings: Courting Equality

Op-Ed (New Jersey)

Mayoral Musings: Courting Equality

August 15, 2019 | Albert B. Kelly | SNJ Today
One thing that the delivery of legal services in this country has in common with healthcare is the fact that too many individuals and families simply can’t afford it.
Tags: Access to Justice | Housing: Eviction | Housing: Right to Counsel

Nonlawyer Law Firms Inch Closer To Reality

News Story (Utah)

Nonlawyer Law Firms Inch Closer To Reality

November 4, 2019 | Kathryn Rubino | Above the Law
Lawyers have long been the gatekeepers of legal services, which, as licensed professionals, make sense. But with alternative legal service providers all the rage, and the Big Four accounting firms clamoring for some of Biglaw’s lunch, the winds of change are in the air. And Utah is leading the charge.
Tags: Access to Justice