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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.

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
Legal Talk Today

Free Speech at Work?

How free are you to speak in the workplace? Grant Osborne of Ward and Smith breaks it down.

Legal Talk Today
ABA Law Student Podcast

Examining Racial Inequality in Juvenile Justice

Attorney Natasha Fortune discusses her work at the Legal Aid Society of New York in the Juvenile Rights Practice and the cycles of racial injustice that affect her work with children of color.

ABA Law Student Podcast
@theBar

The George Floyd Edition

Benjamin Crump and Antonio Romanucci, the attorneys representing Floyd’s estate, speak about the civil rights lawsuit brought against the City of Minneapolis and the police officers accused of wrongfully taking Floyd’s life.

@theBar
Podcast
@theBar
Legal Talk Today

Doxxed and Cancelled (Part Two)

Simon Tam continues his discussion about fighting back against Cancel Culture and the vital importance of constructive disagreement.

Legal Talk Today
ABA Journal: Modern Law Library

Convicted of a crime that never occurred? It happens all too often, law prof says

Jessica Henry speaks about some of the strange and heart-rending stories she's uncovered and how the legal community can work towards eliminating such injustices.

ABA Journal: Modern Law Library
ABA Journal: Modern Law Library

How well-meaning social reforms created ‘Prison by Any Other Name’

Maya Schenwar and Victoria Law outline the way that well-meaning movements ended up funneling people into environments where they faced even more scrutiny and punitive measures.

ABA Journal: Modern Law Library
Law Technology Now

Reinventing Law

Host Ralph Baxter welcomes Gillian Hadfield to talk about reinventing law and how it can benefit the people.

Law Technology Now
ABA Journal: Modern Law Library

What’s lost when jury trials vanish?

Robert Katzber explains why he chose to praise and criticize people by name, and why jury duty is such a valuable experience.

ABA Journal: Modern Law Library
Law Technology Now

Wrongful Convictions, Making a Murderer, and Social Media with Laura Nirider

Host Dan Linna talks to Laura Nirider about wrongful convictions in the US and how social media can help address and reduce their occurrence.

Law Technology Now