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

Jim T. Miller | Posted 11.19.2014 | 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 06.25.2014 | 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.

Cash-Strapped

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.