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According to the Legal Services Corporation, 86% of lower-income Americans received little or no legal help on their civil legal problem. Lower-income people suffer more from issues like evictions, disability issues, veterans issues, healthcare, increasing debt, and domestic violence. This is the segment of our population that most needs legal assistance. Instead, they are struggling with a complicated legal system and unmanageable lawyer fees.
The following are podcasts with professionals discussing different aspects of access to justice and what we can all do together.
Michigan attorneys Tom Rombach and Odey Meroueh discuss limited scope and access to justice initiatives in their state.
Douglas Combs and Rick Bozarth talk about their plans to revitalize Oklahoma’s Access to Justice Commission.
Katherine Alteneder discusses how her organization aims to create an environment in the civil justice system that is supportive of unrepresented litigants.
Eric Hallett, Richard Klinge, Dillon Turman, and Michael Figgins talk about access to justice in housing law.
Ryan Gentzler and Anna Carpenter discuss the ways data helps them advocate for fair policies and services for low-income people.
Attorney Dan Wade, coordinator of the Disaster Legal Services Program, and Alia S. Graham, program specialist for the ABA's Young Lawyers Division, talk about the immediate legal assistance provided after the natural disaster.
Judge Jonathan Lippman talks about his work and views on equal access to justice.
Michael Turpen discusses the ideals behind the civil Gideon movement.
Kimberly Hays talks about justice gap issues in family law and how they can be addressed.
Jennifer Parent talks about the NCBP and their focus on leadership, innovation, and collaboration.
Frank Stevenson talks about him stepping down from his role as immediate past president of the State Bar of Texas.