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Legal Aid Lifelines

25 February 2013   Blog

Last week, we explored the scope of the justice gap and the often devastating practical consequences of the shortage in legal representation for low-income families across the country. As promised, we’ll now shift to a more hopeful discussion–how do we…

The Vanishing Legal Aid Lawyer

22 February 2013   Blog | Tags: ,

By Aleta Sprague Our event next week at the Center for American Progress will explore a crucial issue facing the legal community: with legal services in crisis, how can lawyers, advocates, and policymakers ensure access to justice for low-income families?…

The Future of Access to Justice

22 February 2013   Blog | Tags:

Learn more about these issues – and how to fix them – at Tuesday’s panel on The Future of Access to Justice. #Next4Years

2012 Law Firm Award: SNR Denton

08 November 2012   Blog | Tags:

SNR Denton is a “client-focused international legal practice” with more than 60 locations worldwide. Within the United States and the many countries in which it has offices, SNR Denton is engaged in service “on behalf of individuals, communities, and organizations…

2012 Government Pro Bono Award: Ed Eliasberg (DOJ, Antitrust Division)

08 November 2012   Blog | Tags:

Ed Eliasberg is a career government lawyer who has served as a staff attorney with the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department for over 35 years. When the Department of Justice launched its Pro Bono Program in 1996, Ed was…

2012 Presidents’ Award: Jim Sandman (Legal Services Corporation)

08 November 2012   Blog | Tags:

Jim Sandman began serving as President of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) in 2011 after practicing with Arnold & Porter for thirty years. Attorneys who have worked on pro bono projects alongside Sandman have described his “tireless efforts to bring…

Poverty in Washington, DC

19 October 2012   Blog | Tags: ,

Washington, DC's poverty problem – and its effect on the legal system – is bigger than you think. To learn more, register for our Poverty Simulation – coming up on October 24 at 9:00 am.

Aiding the Poor, One Client at a Time

18 October 2012   Blog | Tags:

With our Poverty Simulation fast approaching, we had some questions about the issues faced by low-income clients in the legal system. So we turned to Vytas Vergeer – WCL board member, Lord High Legal Director of Bread for the City, and…

Thoughts from Our President

11 October 2012   Blog

My heart is moved by all I cannot save: so much has been destroyed I have to cast my lot with those who age after age, perversely, with no extraordinary power, reconstitute the world. From “Natural Resources” by Adrienne Rich, as…