District of Columbia

Before the pandemic led courts to completely shutter or severely limit services, Pro Bono Net’s technology was taking root in the District of Columbia Courts. Legal services organizations were...
Until Friday morning, even leaders in the long-term care industry had no idea Virginia was about to reverse course on releasing the names of nursing homes and assisted living facilities with COVID-19...
Some states have limited their moratoriums to tenants who can prove the reason for nonpayment of rent is related to COVID-19 hardship. This is an affirmative defense to eviction that tenants may not...
Legal aid received another $50 million boost in funding as part of the new economic stimulus bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday, but while the measure is expected to stall in...
Legal Services Corporation President Ronald S. Flagg said COVID-19 hit legal aid programs and their clients with a "triple whammy" of shifting to remote work, growing requests for help, and shrinking...
House Democrats proposed more than $1 billion in additional spending to address the coronavirus outbreak in the nation’s prisons in a new relief bill unveiled Tuesday. The bill would also provide...
The country’s 44 million rental households are uniquely vulnerable amid the current public health and economic crises, and renters often lack financial security and legal protections, not to mention...
A surge of the lawsuits may swamp consumers who lost their jobs in the pandemic and can’t afford to pay their bills. During the pandemic, banks and other lenders have been giving consumers more time...
The American Bar Association’s Disaster Legal Services Program and justice tech company Paladin have launched an online portal enabling lawyers to find pro bono opportunities to help people affected...
The pandemic forced a record-breaking number of Americans to file for unemployment, but many already faced a financial burden – debt. Industry observers predict that as the market for collections...

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