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Access to Justice

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.

Legal Talk Today

Declaration of Independence

Happy 4th of July!

Legal Talk Today
State Bar of Texas Podcast

A Conversation with Sylvia Borunda Firth—Your New State Bar of Texas President

As newly sworn in president of the State Bar of Texas, Sylvia Borunda Firth discusses her goals for the coming year and her hopes for furthering diversity and inclusion for future generations of lawyers.

State Bar of Texas Podcast
The Digital Edge

The Southern Poverty Law Center: A View From the Inside

Natalie Kelly shares insights on the important work of the Southern Poverty Law Center and her role in modernizing its legal operations.

The Digital Edge
ABA Journal: Legal Rebels

A new evidence management tool aims to help public defenders process video and audio

Two University of Chicago alums and technologists have developed a technology platform known as JusticeText, an AI-powered evidence management tool primarily geared toward public defenders.

ABA Journal: Legal Rebels
Paralegal Voice

Distinguishing Diversity from Inclusion

William Murphy explains why so many companies and law firms get it wrong when implementing diversity, equity and inclusion programs.

Paralegal Voice
Podcast
Paralegal Voice
@theBar

The Dark Waters Edition: A Discussion with Environmental Attorney Rob Bilott

Rob Bilott sits down with host Jonathan Amarilio to discuss his struggle on behalf of tens of thousands of poisoned Ohio and West Virginia residents and his ongoing efforts to stop the use of toxins that have contaminated nearly all of humanity.

@theBar
Podcast
@theBar
State Bar of Texas Podcast

Remote Court: Judge Emily Miskel’s Insights On COVID-Era Proceedings

Judge Emily Miskel discusses Texas’ approach to remote proceedings and explains why we may see permanent changes to courts, even after COVID restrictions are lifted throughout the state.

State Bar of Texas Podcast
Legal Talk Today

The State vs. Derek Chauvin (Part 6)

As the verdict loomed, we talked about tactics used by the prosecution and defense as well as why the judge decided to admit certain types of evidence.

Legal Talk Today
Legal Talk Today

The State vs. Derek Chauvin (Part 5)

As the verdict loomed, we broke down the cases presented by the prosecution and defense.

Legal Talk Today
ABA Law Student Podcast

The Pursuit of a Civil Right to Counsel

Public Justice Center staff attorney John Pollock outlines current efforts to institute the right to counsel in civil matters.

ABA Law Student Podcast
ABA Journal: Asked and Answered

Public defender with Patreon for FOIA lawsuits shares her thoughts on lawyers and social media

Lawyer Beth Bourdon is willing to go places where other attorneys may be hesitant, including this summer when she joined Parler.

ABA Journal: Asked and Answered
On the Road

NCBP 2021: ‘Impossible’ Innovation During A Crisis

From the National Conference of Bar Presidents Midyear (ncbp.org): Judge Michael Burton and Ndidi Moses converse with Farrah Fite about how using design thinking led to major shifts in communications and access to justice.

On the Road
Podcast
On the Road
ABA Law Student Podcast

Against All Odds: Jim St. Germain’s Journey From Juvenile Delinquency to Community Leader

Jim St. Germain shares his experiences in the juvenile justice system and the critical role of mentors in his path to becoming a leader in his community.

ABA Law Student Podcast
Lawyer 2 Lawyer

COVID & the Courts

John S. Stiff and Danielle Hirsch discuss getting justice during a pandemic and give an inside look at what's going on in courtrooms across the country today.

Lawyer 2 Lawyer
Podcast
Lawyer 2 Lawyer
ABA Journal: Modern Law Library

Former corporate lawyer draws inspiration from her family for her tireless clemency work

Brittany Barnett shares how formative experience changed her and made her identify strongly with Sharanda Jones, an incarcerated woman Barnett met during law school.

ABA Journal: Modern Law Library