COVID-19

Los Angeles will soon experience waves of evictions as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new report from the UCLA Luskin Institute on Inequality and Democracy . Author Gary Blasi...
The state organizations responsible for helping fund civil legal aid knew the coronavirus would take a bite out of their budgets, but a new survey shows just how large that bite may be, with the...
COVID-19 disrupted the ability of legal aid providers to serve those who needed help before the pandemic. It also created a whole new set of legal needs — and people who need but cannot afford legal...
The virus’ effect on Montana’s economy and the personal finances of residents has been widespread. More than 95,000 people filed initial unemployment claims in Montana over the last two months. More...
As a growing number of people struggled to secure basic needs such as shelter, income, and safety, The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland mobilized its resources to continue fully serving Ashtabula,...
The Iowa Supreme Court issued a supervisory order expressing gratitude for the Iowa COVID-19 Legal Advice Hotline and actively encouraging all Iowa lawyers to provide free or low-cost legal...
The New Mexico Commission on Access to Justice says there has been a surge in people seeking help with situations like evictions and home foreclosures, as well as the loss of job benefits. “Now more...
As of June 1, 2020, each of the 24 Illinois Circuit Courts is issuing its orders regarding procedures for reopening courtrooms. In New York state courts began the pandemic closed, except for...
Courts in Virginia resumed hearing eviction cases on May 18. Other courts in Georgia, Ohio, Texas, and 13 other states (including Virginia) have also resumed hearing eviction cases. The end of state...
Dear Editor: I am writing in strong support of LIFT Dane Director Marsha Mansfield’s May 20 op-ed “Wisconsin’s civil legal aid providers need more support.” As Mansfield explained, there is a huge...

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