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Three Rivers Legal Services Anticipates Increased Need During Pandemic

4.7.2020
The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t reduced the need for legal aid in Northeast Florida. Sarah Sullivan, pro bono director of Three Rivers Legal Services's Jacksonville office, predicts that the need for legal aid may grow considering the economic impact caused by businesses closing or scaling back and... Continue reading >

Iowa Hotline Set-Up for Coronavirus-Related Legal Issues

4.7.2020
A phone hotline has been established for Iowans who have legal issues related to COVID-19. The free service is hosted by Iowa Legal Aid, which is partnering with the Iowa State Bar Association and Polk County Bar Association's Volunteer Lawyers Project. "This legal advice hotline will assist Iowa's... Continue reading >

Tenants Received Three-Day Notices from Landlords that Rent is Overdue

4.7.2020
The first of the month has come and gone and many South Dakotans out of work may be struggling to pay their rent. East River Legal Services in Sioux Falls is calling on the governor’s office to issue an emergency moratorium on evictions. Tenants are already receiving three-day notices from... Continue reading >

Homeless in the time of North Carolina's ‘Stay-at-Home’ Order

4.7.2020
Members of BeLoved Asheville’s street medic team described a postapocalyptic scene when they drove downtown on a recent evening. Instead of hugs, co-director Adrienne Sigmon said team members spread tents and bags containing information about COVID-19, masks, meals and hand sanitizer. “This disease... Continue reading >

The Farmworkers Keeping Grocery Stores Stocked are at High Risk for Coronavirus

4.7.2020
Farmworkers are a crucial part of the food production chain that is keeping grocery stores stocked amid the COVID-19 crisis. Many are also especially vulnerable to the disease. “We have to take care of everybody equally to remove the threat of infection, it doesn’t work if you take care of the... Continue reading >

Coping With A Pandemic: ASU's Rebecca Sandefur

4.6.2020
Rebecca Sandefur, a professor at Arizona State University and faculty fellow with the American Bar Foundation, where she founded the access to justice research initiative, recently shared with Law360 the challenges the pandemic has created in her area of work. “In access to justice generally, there... Continue reading >

Unsafe At Home: Virus Stirs Domestic Violence Fears

4.6.2020
While the stay-at-home measures may help “flatten the curve” of new COVID-19 cases, they also pose a unique threat to people in abusive relationships. How do you stay home when home is not a safe place to stay? According to Dorchen Leidholdt, the director of the Center for Battered Women’s Legal... Continue reading >

Legal Aid Groups, Federal Courts Benefit from CARES Act

4.6.2020
For Mid-Missouri Legal Services, grant funding from the $2.2 trillion federal relief package cannot come soon enough. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security, or CARES Act, includes a $50 million appropriation for LSC, which plans to make $2 million available to legal aid organizations... Continue reading >

Access to Justice Is Not a Luxury Affordable Only in Good Times

4.6.2020
Jonathan Lippman, former Chief Judge of New York, joined David Miranda to talk about the partnership between New York State Bar Association and the court system to build a pro bono network of lawyers in response to COVID-19. Listen here. Continue reading >

Rent and Mortgage Payment Concerns During COVID-19

4.6.2020
In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid representatives say residents are already feeling the financial impact. They are receiving calls around the clock for legal assistance. Attorneys are advising everyone to prepare for the month of May because although eviction hearings... Continue reading >

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