Tough Choices Amid COVID-19: Economic Turmoil and Rent Coming Due

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 — to make rent payments on Wednesday, the first start of a month since the respiratory disease was... Continue reading >

Tips for Weathering COVID-19 Financial Fears

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 giving residents of Virginia strategies to help. Read more. Continue reading >

Atlanta Legal Aid's Great Whiskey Debate Goes Virtual

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 $20,000 last year. Shea Conlan, the group’s development and communications coordinator, says, “We... Continue reading >

Scams on the Rise During COVID-19 Threat

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 agencies regarding actions that may be taken in response to unlawful activities by unscrupulous individuals... Continue reading >

Ways Lawyers Can Support the Most Vulnerable Right Now

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 legal profession. This Task Force on Legal Needs Arising Out of the 2020 Pandemic will include... Continue reading >

Top California Democrats Say COVID-19 Renter Protections Won't Work

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 of COVID-19 doesn’t stop landlords from initiating eviction proceedings and could allow a wave of... Continue reading >

Hospitals Sue Patients During Pandemic

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. Continue reading >

Legal Groups Brace for New Surge in Need for Legal Aid

After seeking $100 million in response to COVID-19 outbreak, Legal Services Corporation (LSC) finds some relief in the $50 million grant awarded as part of the COVID-19 stimulus package. While economic activity is at a standstill, the need for civil legal aid is growing and will soon become... Continue reading >

Legal Aid Society of Cleveland sees spike in need for civil legal services

Melanie Shakarian, director of development for Legal Aid Society of Cleveland, estimates that 30 percent of Northeast Ohio was eligible for civil legal aid before the COVID-19 pandemic. “With all of the layoffs that have happened and people who have found themselves in a new financial reality,... Continue reading >

Coronavirus-related cancellations, changes for Central Illinois: What you need to know

Prairie State Legal Services: Offices closed. Call your attorney about phone or video meetings. Continue reading >