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As 50th Anniversary Approaches, Public Funding of Civil Legal Aid Remains Vital to Justice

Lonnie A. Powers | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Lonnie A. Powers

A well-functioning judiciary and a strong civil legal aid system are vital for ensuring that the most vulnerable Americans have access to justice.

Divorce Confidential: Do I Need A Divorce Attorney?

Caroline Choi | Posted 01.23.2014 | Divorce
Caroline Choi

It is important to consider all issues before you make a decision on whether to hire an attorney or not. While legal representation is important, it is not always necessary.

Loren Berlin

New York Homeowners Get $1 Million In Foreclosure Help | Loren Berlin | Posted 01.12.2012 | Business

New Yorkers struggling to keep their homes are about to get additional help. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has approved $1 million in fundi...

Project Justice Changes the Judicial Game in Rural Uganda

Vivian Glyck | Posted 12.11.2011 | Impact
Vivian Glyck

When 15-year-old Jillian was pressured by her father to marry too young to a much older man, she pushed back. Unlike many young girls in rural Uganda, Jillian knew that she had legal rights.

Andrea Stone

U.S. Ranks Low On Access To Lawyers, Report Says | Andrea Stone | Posted 08.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States trails most of Western Europe in protecting the right of ordinary citizens to have access to a lawyer regardless of th...

Bridging The Communication Gap For Domestic Abuse Victims

Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 08.04.2011 | Impact

Maria Citino Sfreddo has a voicemail greeting that's over a minute long. "Please speak slowly and clearly and I'll get back to you as soon as I can," ...