Blog Calendar

Friday, April 3, 2020

Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, legal aid agencies responded to disasters by getting out into the community and holding clinics for people who need legal help to advise them about their rights,...
The National Association of IOLTA Programs (NAIP) warns that new funding will be needed to help legal aid organizations respond to spiking demand for legal help due to the pandemic-related economic...
Even after Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers declared a Public Health Emergency due to COVID-19, patients have continued to be sued by hospitals. Read more.
Top Democrats in the California Legislature David Chiu and Senator Scott Wiener voice concern that Governor Gavin Newsom’s executive order temporarily protecting tenants who can’t afford rent because...
Amid COVID-19 fear, the need for civil legal services has only grown. In response, the American Bar Association has created a nationwide task force of volunteer lawyers and judges from across the...
An increase in the number of scams associated with the COVID-19 outbreak is a growing cause for concern. On March 24, Deputy Attorney General Jeff Rosen issued a memorandum to law enforcement...
Concerns over COVID-19 have led many legal nonprofits to postpone spring fundraisers. However, COVID-19 won’t stop Atlanta Legal Aid Society from having its Great Whiskey Debate, an event that raised...
As thousands of Virginians face financial insecurity due to COVID-19 and the economic downturn, John Whitfield who's spent the last 39 years as a legal aid lawyer providing free legal assistance, is...
Despite Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers’ two-month moratorium on evictions, thousands of Wisconsin residents hit by the COVID-19 public health crisis face a difficult decision about how — or whether —...
Legal Services of Greater Miami executive director Monica Vigues-Pitan wants the community to know the nonprofit is still open for business as unemployment claims soar across the state. Vigues-Pitan...
Atlanta Legal Aid has put out a video explaining that the new Federal CARES Act stops some landlords from filing evictions through July 25. Landlords covered under this law cannot file for eviction...
While most evictions in Iowa are being postponed, Iowa Legal Aid litigation director Alex Kornya says tenants should still pay their rent or work out an agreement with their landlord. “Landlords...
Although courthouses have closed in Illinois, Land of Lincoln Legal Aid, a legal aid provider serving central and southern Illinois, continues to help low-income individuals who need civil legal...
As unemployment claims hit unprecedented levels, digital systems meant to provide benefits to workers are showing signs of strain. In states like Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, New York, Michigan and...