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Iowa Legal Aid Offers Advice to Tenants

4.3.2020
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 cannot terminate someone’s lease if they don’t pay rent. This doesn’t mean that rent does not continue... Continue reading >

Atlanta Legal Aid Produces Video with Guidance for Tenants

4.3.2020
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 if the tenant does not pay his or her rent during this time and cannot charge any fees. However, the... Continue reading >

3 Ways Lawyers Can Help Legal Services of Greater Miami Right Now

4.3.2020
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 also gives lawyers three ways they can help Legal Services of Greater Miami: Help agencies educate... Continue reading >

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

4.3.2020
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

4.3.2020
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

4.3.2020
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

4.3.2020
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 >

Legal Groups Brace for New Surge in Need for Legal Aid

4.2.2020
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

4.1.2020
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

3.23.2020
Prairie State Legal Services: Offices closed. Call your attorney about phone or video meetings. Continue reading >

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