COVID-19

Iowa Workforce Development Director Beth Townsend said failing to return to work when an employer asks could be seen as voluntarily quiting and Iowans risk losing their unemployment benefits. "We do...
The Buncombe County Bar, Pisgah Legal Services, Legal Aid of North Carolina, and the North Carolina Bar Foundation are joining together to coordinate a WNC COVID Legal Hotline from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m...
Fast action by consumer advocates and the Indiana Supreme Court means creditors haven't been able to seize the federal stimulus checks meant to help Hoosiers survive the COVID-19 crisis. In the...
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...
In light of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the Indianapolis Bar Foundation earlier this month implemented a new fund called the Crisis Empowerment Grant Program. The fund’s goal is to put...
In response to COVID-19 challenges, Legal Services Alabama expanded the capacity of its statewide call center and created a disaster relief hotline. At the same time, LSA has created daily Facebook...
Legal Aid of Arkansas is seeing a big increase in the number of people trying to navigate the state’s system for help with unemployment, food, and health benefits. “Folks are wondering how to survive...
The civil legal aid programs at New Hampshire Legal Assistance and the Legal Advice & Referral Center are preparing for a surge in need for service that may exceed what they experienced during...
Colorado has asked federal officials to approve a host of temporary changes to its Medicaid program to keep more people covered and sustain health care providers through the COVID-19 pandemic. Some...
Evictions are currently frozen in Virginia as a result of a state-wide order limiting court hearings to emergency matters, but lawyers who represent low-income tenants worry some landlords are still...

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