Legal Aid


Resource: Sample Unbundled Attorney Retainer Agreements (Multi-State 2020)

See below a collection of sample forms for unbundled attorney retainer agreements.
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New: Leveraging Emergency Response Network Coordination to Meet SRLs In Need: Legal Aid Society of Hawai’i Launches Text-to-Legal Services Pilot at COVID-19 Food Distribution Sites Across County (Legal Aid Society of Hawai'i 2020)

As COVID-19 increases the need for civil legal help, the Legal Aid Society of Hawai’i took an innovative approach to meet SRLs where many are in these challenging times: food distribution sites.

Resource: Interactive story map shows hurricane impacts and Florida’s vulnerable populations (SRLN & Florida Bar Foundation 2018)

The Self-Represented Litigation Network (SRLN) helped The Florida Bar Foundation create a new data resource that reveals the impact of Hurricane Irma on Florida and the vulnerable populations who could potentially need civil legal aid in the recov

Report: Securing Stability: Legal Aid's Lasting Impact (The Center for Community Solutions 2019)

Legal Aid Society of Cleveland and Community Legal Aid teamed up to hire The Center for Community Solutions (CCS)
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Conference: American Bar Association Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence Custody Litigation Institute (Orlando 2018)

The 2018 ABA Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence Custody Litigation Institute will occur in Orlando, Florida and will focus on preparing new and seasoned attorneys to more effectively and holistically represent survivors of domestic and s

Report: White House LAIR: Expanding Access to Justice, Strengthening Federal Programs First Annual Report (DOJ 2016)

White House LAIR released its first annual report entitled Expanding Access to Justice, Strengthening Federal Programs (opens as PDF), which is also available at

Report: White House LAIR: Civil Legal Aid Research Workshop Report (DOJ 2016)

From the Executive Summary:

Report: Resource Guide on Serving Self-Represented Litigants Remotely (SRLN 2016)

The Resource Guide provides options for courts and other entities interested in providing services to self-represented litigants using means that are not face-to-face, instead of, or in addition to, in-person alternatives

News: Child Support Federal Grant Matchmaking Expands Access to Justice by Promoting Strategic Collaborations (OCSE 2016)

The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) continues to be a driving force in ATJ through a variety of funding strategies that support innovations benefiting self-represented litigants (SRLs) including:

News: 2015 TIG Grants Included Five Court Partnership Grants – 2016 Should Bring More As We Build a 100% Access Technology Infrastructure (LSC 2016)

LSC's 2015 TIG grants included five grants to projects being undertaken by legal aid and court partnerships, according to the