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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.
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.
Tune in as the State Bar Annual Meeting 2018 continues with these next three episodes on the State Bar of Texas Podcast.
Joseph Crespino explains points in his book called “Atticus Finch: The Biography,” and how he got inspired to write about it.
Denis deVlaming joins us today to talk about important US Supreme Court cases and what their outcomes could mean for future criminal law cases in Florida.
Samantha Howell and Tristia Bauman discuss what lawyers can do to help, from recognizing and respecting homeless people they see to providing pro bono services.
ABA legends talk about their time at the ABA including their successes and the impact they’ve seen the ABA have on the expansion of access to legal services for all.
How to leverage digital media as a tool to guide conversation towards legal services for low income clients.
Kimberly Sanchez talks to John Pollock and Andrew Sherer about how the Trump administration’s attitude towards immigration is affecting change and the local-level governmental response.
Kimberly Sanchez talks to Patrick Arenz, Faith Morse, Vincent Nappo, and Martina Vandenberg about what makes taking on human trafficking cases as a pro bono attorney worthwhile.
Kimberly Sanchez interviews Ellen Lawton, April Faith-Slaker, and Amy Johnson about research in legal innovation, why it’s important for access to justice, and current research methodologies they’re using.
Michael Hofrichter, Pablo Almaguer, and Jeff Baker discuss the importance of pro bono lawyers in disaster relief and how lawyers (and other legal professionals) can get involved.
Government funding is one of the principle sources of funding for legal aid programs but convincing politicians to fund these programs can seem like a huge obstacle. Experts discuss the complex issue of educating donors about what legal aid is.
We talk about establishing guiding principles of ethics in legal technology in order to close the communication gap between tech companies and the justice system.
Jerry Larkin discusses ARDC's recent report on client-lawyer matching services, lawyer participation in these services, and regulation of for-profit referral services.