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In Support of Intro 214-A

New York Legal Assistance Group | Posted 09.27.2016 | New York
New York Legal Assistance Group

By Ann Dibble, Director, Tenants' Rights, New York Legal Assistance Group Yesterday, Beth Goldman, President of the New York Legal Assistance Group...

No Lawyer on Your Case? Alternatives Can Help.

New York Legal Assistance Group | Posted 08.08.2016 | New York
New York Legal Assistance Group

By Randal Jeffrey, General Counsel, New York Legal Assistance Group Ever since the Supreme Court handed down its landmark 1963 decision in Gideon v...

LGBT Older Adults Face Unique Legal Hurdles

New York Legal Assistance Group | Posted 07.21.2016 | Queer Voices
New York Legal Assistance Group

By Vanessa Barrington, Communications Director, Justice for Aging, and Denny Chan, Staff Attorney, Justice for Aging Legal services organizations p...

A Brief Overview of Collaborative Law

Brad Reid | Posted 06.27.2016 | Business
Brad Reid

Collaborate law is a variation of non-adversarial alternative dispute resolution. Specific collaborative law techniques have been discussed for about ...

From Tijuana to Harvard to Compton to UCLA Law: The Journey of Social Justice Lawyer Luz Herrera

Bill Quigley | Posted 03.02.2016 | Politics
Bill Quigley

Luz Herrera, social justice lawyer and UCLA law professor, was born in Tijuana to Mexican parents and grew up in the Latino neighborhoods of Los Angel...

Kristen Bell, Jessica Alba and Others Support Pregnant and Parenting Foster Youth at Raising Baby

Matt Hartman | Posted 09.30.2016 | Impact
Matt Hartman

Welcoming close to one hundred current and former foster youth, along with their adorable children, to the event, Raising Baby provided the young parents with multiple workshops and activities.

Shouldn't We Give Hillary Clinton a Chance?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.11.2016 | Women
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

I was glad to voice my concerns and hopes for Hillary Clinton's upcoming election to the knowledgeable congresswoman with personal experiences with Hillary. Now it's your turn to have your voice heard in the comments below.

When an Attorney Is the Best Medicine

New York Legal Assistance Group | Posted 08.14.2016 | Impact
New York Legal Assistance Group

Laura, a single mother with breast cancer, no income, and no medical insurance, was over $300,000 in medical debt. While her doctors addressed her cancer, they could do little to help her deal with the devastating financial consequences of her illness.

Free and Low-Cost Legal Services that Help Seniors in Need

Jim T. Miller | Posted 01.19.2015 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are actually a number of free and low-cost legal resources available today to help seniors, but what's available to you and your husband will depend on where you live, the type legal assistance you need and your financial situation. Here are several resources to check into.

From Days of Auld Langdell: Crisis and Reform in Modern Legal Education

Harold Lloyd | Posted 03.04.2016 | College
Harold Lloyd

An odd Victorian bears much responsibility for the current crisis in legal education. After practicing law for fifteen years, Christopher Columbus Lan...

Forty Days in an Orange Jumpsuit: A Lawyer/Pastor Wears Prison Garb for Lent

Jeanne Bishop | Posted 05.10.2014 | Religion
Jeanne Bishop

Our faith is done a disservice by ministers who seek to have the most, rather than seek out those with the least. Kent's act does what ministry should: challenge, inform and enliven our faith lives.

Never Miss a Deadline

Steve Mariotti | Posted 02.03.2014 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Leslie Firtell, founder and CEO of Tower Legal Solutions, was forced to test her pet project, disaster preparedness, when Sandy hit New York. With a c...

How Our Legal Advocacy Helps a Child, a Family, and the Community

Judith Sandalow | Posted 11.26.2013 | DC
Judith Sandalow

Children's Law Center measures success by looking at the improvements in the lives of each individual child we meet. When we help a child, we see the child's family get stronger as well.

Nan Hayworth Is Not a New York Republican, and the Tea Party Is in the Details

Jay Michaelson | Posted 11.26.2012 | New York
Jay Michaelson

Nan Hayworth is presenting herself as a moderate Republican -- a good idea, since her district, where I live, is as purple as they come, voting for Democrats and Republicans alike. But it's also a falsehood.

Could More Public-Interest Lawyers in D.C. Help Prevent Domestic Tragedies?

Matthew Fraidin | Posted 11.27.2011 | DC
Matthew Fraidin

Could a lawyer have saved Alecia Wheeler's life?  As the D.C. Council considers how to spend the $89 million surplus discovered recently, her tragic death reminds us that pennies spent on public-interest lawyers can provide pounds of cure.


USA Today | Posted 10.30.2011 | Black Voices

JACKSON, Miss. – Programs that provide free legal aid to the poor are laying off employees, cutting services and increasingly turning away people wh...

Court Program Helps Homeless Get Clean Slate

Detroit Free Press | L. L. Brasier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Timothy Payne was facing several hundred dollars in traffic fines, and unable to get his driver's license back because of them. Already teetering on ...

Quaint Concept: Justice for All

Lawrence McGovern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lawrence McGovern

Legal service providers contend that it is not just a question of how America treats its most vulnerable citizens; justice for all makes a better America for all of its 300 million citizens.

Wall Street and Their Seductive Loan Promotions Tricked Many on Main Street

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

It is mind-boggling to believe that with such a vast operation, banking giants like JP Morgan Chase were not the least bit aware of the wrongful subprime lending practices being undertaken.

Damn Yankees!

Tom Cosgrove | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Cosgrove

Obama's election night challenge to "look after not only ourselves, but each other" does a better good job of describing what public interest lawyers at Legal Services NYC do every day.