Legal Aid

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, which is also available at https://www.justice.gov/a

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

Child Support Federal Grant Matchmaking Expands Access to Justice by Promoting Strategic Collaborations

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:

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

   

Maryland Centralizes District and Circuit Court Self-Help While Expanding Phone and Mobile Support (News 2016)

   

Resource: Pro Bono Innovation Fund (LSC 2015)

In March 2011, the LSC Board of Directors formed the Pro Bono Task Force to address the current crisis in legal services, where at least 50 percent of eligible low-income individuals seeking help from our grantees are turned away due to insufficie

Resource: Technology Initiative Grants (LSC 2015)

Since 2000, when Congress first appropriated special funds for the Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) program, the Legal Services Corpor

SRLN Brief: Rule 6.5 - A Powerful Tool to Diversify Pro Bono and Transform Court Services

Ethics rule 6.5 is a powerful tool to diversify pro bono programs and to transform court services because it allows unbundled lawyers to perform real time services in court-annexed programs without the onerous clerical burdens and limitations unde

Weblink: Voices for Civil Justice (Voices 2015)

Voices for Civil Justice launched in 2014 to serve as a nonpartisan communications hub advancing fairness in America’s legal system.