by Karen A. Lash
A new issue brief from the Center for American Progress argues that it is time to fix the nation’s civil justice system so that it works for everyone, not just the people and corporations that can afford to hire private lawyers.
In a new issue brief, authors Maha Jweied and Karen Lash offer specific examples of how civil legal aid helps people obtain health care, avoid evictions, remove barriers to employment, find relief from illegal debt collection, and secure their immigration status. They describe how the federal government has supported or partnered with civil legal aid groups to accomplish these results, and they urge leaders at all levels of government to step up to advance civil justice reform.
It’s time to fix the nation’s civil justice system so it works for everyone, @amprog says, and the federal government must lead. #CivilJusticeSolutions #AllRiseforCivilJustice
Organizations mentioned/involved: Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable (LAIR), Legal Services Corporation (LSC), Pisgah Legal Services (PLS) (North Carolina)
Geographic coverage: NATIONAL, North Carolina
Tags: Benefits of Legal Aid, Disability Rights, Funding: Federal, Housing: Eviction, Housing: Landlord-Tenant, Seniors