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In each episode of Talk Justice, An LSC Podcast, we will explore ways to expand access to justice and illustrate why it is important to the legal community, business, government and the general public.

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May 28, 2024

Lawyers Can Help Revitalize Neighborhoods

Guests from a successful St. Louis collaboration discuss Legal Services of Eastern Missouri’s (LSEM) Neighborhood Advocacy Program on Talk Justice. There are 24,000 vacancies and abandoned properties in St. Louis. LSEM was...

May 14, 2024

Putting AI to the Test for Legal Services

Legal tech experts discuss their research and experiments with generative artificial intelligence (AI) for legal services on Talk Justice. Executive Director of the Legal Design Lab Margaret Hagan talks about her research...

Apr 23, 2024

John Grisham on Storytelling and Justice

Bestselling author and lawyer John Grisham joins LSC Board Member Robert Grey for a conversation on how his journey from small-town lawyer to big-time author influenced his philanthropic priorities and made him...

Apr 9, 2024

Upsolve’s New Student Debt Relief Tools

Guests from the online bankruptcy service Upsolve and Philadelphia Legal Assistance (PLA) discuss a new, free web resource for people struggling with student debt on Talk Justice. PLA received funding from a...

Mar 26, 2024

Lessons from Decades of Legal Aid Leadership 

Former legal aid program directors discuss their lessons learned and current concerns on Talk Justice. Jon Asher, former executive director of Colorado Legal Services with 51 years in civil legal aid work,...

Mar 12, 2024

Confronting the Legal Tech Justice Gap

Experts discuss the vast funding gap in legal tech. LSC President Ron Flagg hosts the conversation with guests Bob Ambrogi, lawyer and award-winning legal tech journalist, and Cat Moon, director of innovation...

Feb 27, 2024

Tools to Empower Disaster Survivors and At-Risk Communities

Experts discuss resources for disaster preparedness and recovery on this episode of Talk Justice. As natural disasters become more frequent, LSC and First Street Foundation have collaborated to bring HeartlandDisasterHelp.org to life....

Feb 13, 2024

AI for Self-Help and Legal Aid at the Innovations in Technology Conference

Legal tech experts discuss generative AI and its applications for legal services on the latest episode of Talk Justice. The episode was recorded live at LSC’s recent Innovations in Technology Conference (ITC) in...

Jan 23, 2024

Legal Tech Innovations Other Than AI 

As generative AI continues to dominate headlines, social media posts and conversations around legal technology, legal tech experts discuss other significant innovations taking place in the legal field on LSC’s Talk Justice...

Jan 9, 2024

Taking Community Justice Workers Nationwide

Former Alaska Legal Services Corporation (ALSC) Executive Director and current Frontline Justice Founding CEO Nikole Nelson joins LSC President Ron Flagg for a conversation on using community justice workers to expand access...

Dec 26, 2023

Causes and Consequences of Eviction

Experts discuss a new report on the causes and consequences of eviction in Montana, as well as the impact of eviction on U.S. children. The recently released “Montana Eviction Impact Report: Beyond Housing...

Dec 12, 2023

Building Guidance for Legal Uses of Generative AI 

Experts discuss building tools, running experiments and sharing information to help legal professionals better understand uses for generative artificial intelligence (AI) in the legal field on this episode of Talk Justice. Host...

Nov 28, 2023

Momentum and Roadblocks for Regulatory Reform

Experts discuss the status of alternative legal service delivery models, the various forces pushing regulatory reform forward and the biggest obstacles to changing the legal system on LSC’s “Talk Justice” podcast. Inspired...

Nov 14, 2023

How Legal Services Help Prevent Veteran Suicides

Experts discuss how legal services contribute to veteran suicide prevention on LSC’s “Talk Justice” podcast. The most recent data places the veteran suicide rate at 57% higher than non-veterans. Research indicates that...

Oct 31, 2023

How Legal Aid Leverages Pro Bono Attorneys 

In recognition of Pro Bono Week, experts discuss new developments in legal aid pro bono engagements on LSC’s Talk Justice. The conversation highlights the JPMorgan Chase Pro Bono Fellowship and partnership with...

Oct 17, 2023

Legal Aid Struggles to Meet the Needs of Domestic Violence Survivors

Legal aid lawyers discuss the challenges to meeting clients’ needs for domestic violence-related legal services as cases rise on LSC’s “Talk Justice.” October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. LSC recently released its...

Sep 26, 2023

New Mexico’s Court Scribe Program

Pioneers of New Mexico’s court scribe program discuss how the program makes the courts more accessible on the latest episode of LSC’s “Talk Justice.”Language access has long been a priority of New...

Sep 12, 2023

Disaster Preparedness and the Legal Needs of Survivors 

Experts discuss disaster preparedness and the role of civil legal aid in recovery on LSC’s “Talk Justice” podcast. September is National Disaster Preparedness Month. Since 2022 the federal government has issued more...

Aug 22, 2023

Ensuring That Foster Youth Know Their Rights

Experts from Bay Area Legal Services and Florida Youth SHINE discuss developments in access to legal information for foster youth on LSC’s “Talk Justice” podcast. A new website and app, FosterPower, enables...

Aug 8, 2023

The First Legal Aid Innovation Lab

Guests from Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) join Cat Moon to discuss creating the nation’s first Innovation Lab housed in a civil legal aid organization on the latest episode of LSC’s...

Jul 25, 2023

Judge David Tatel on LSC’s Beginnings and Access to Justice Today

Senior Judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit David Tatel joins LSC President Ron Flagg to share his memories of the 1974 founding of the...

Jul 11, 2023

How Civil Legal Aid Can Use Opioid Settlement Funds

Legal leaders from Arkansas, Kentucky and Texas discuss how their organizations acquired opioid settlement funds and the impactful legal services they are providing to those affected by opioid use disorder on LSC’s...

Jun 27, 2023

Will AI Be Accessible?

Two legal tech experts join Talk Justice’s Molly McDonough to discuss how emerging tools with generative AI could fit into the future of legal services—and who they’ll be accessible to—on the latest...

Jun 13, 2023

Pandemic Creates Opportunity to Assess NYC Child Removals   

The authors of the article “Reducing Family Separations in New York City: The Covid-19 Experiment and a Call for Change” join Talk Justice Co-host Molly McDonough to discuss reducing child removals in...

May 23, 2023

ABA President Deborah Enix-Ross

American Bar Association (ABA) President Deborah Enix-Ross joins LSC President Ron Flagg to discuss her priorities in leading the ABA, the role of lawyers in preserving democracy and closing the justice gap...

May 9, 2023

AI’s Potential for Access to Justice

Experts discuss the potential impact of generative AI on legal services on the latest episode of LSC’s “Talk Justice” podcast, released today. Talk Justice Co-host Cat Moon is joined by guests Sam...

Apr 25, 2023

Author John Grisham on Legal Aid

Bestselling author John Grisham talks about his experiences as a lawyer and the importance of legal aid on this episode of Talk Justice. Legal Services Corporation (LSC) President Ron Flagg introduces Grisham’s...

Apr 11, 2023

Reimagining Virtual Court to Improve User Experience

Exploring the User-Experience of Remote Court Proceedings: Innovations and Opportunities

Mar 28, 2023

New Report Examines Non-Lawyer Legal Service Provider Programs in the U.S.

Experts from the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) discuss how and why states are using non-lawyer legal service providers on the latest episode of LSC’s “Talk Justice”...

Mar 14, 2023

Illegal Eviction’s Role in Housing Instability

Civil legal aid providers noted an increase in illegal evictions during the height of the pandemic, as some landlords pursued avenues outside the court system for forcing tenants out. Legal experts discuss...

Feb 28, 2023

How a Virtual Assembly Line Accelerated an Access-to-Justice Project

Suffolk Law Professor Quinten Steenhuis discusses his team’s successful collaboration with legal aid orgs to use technology to scale help for the courtformsonline.org project and the potential to use tech to extend...

Feb 14, 2023

How Plain Language Helps Courts Expand Access to Justice

Experts discuss how plain language can help courts expand access to the courts on the latest episode of LSC’s “Talk Justice” podcast, released today.

Jan 31, 2023

A Recap of LSC’s Innovations in Technology Conference

Legal technology exports discuss the key themes of LSC’s recent Innovations in Technology Conference and broader questions about technology’s role in addressing the access-to-justice crisis.

Jan 17, 2023

Using Supervised Non-lawyers to Provide Limited-Scope Legal Assistance

Legal experts discuss Alaska’s recent approval of the use of supervised non-lawyers to provide limited-scope legal assistance on the latest episode of LSC’s “Talk Justice” podcast, released today. LSC President Ron Flagg...

Dec 27, 2022

A New Tech Fellowship for Judicial Innovation

Jason Tashea, founding director of Georgetown Law’s new Judicial Innovation Fellowship (JIF), joins Talk Justice to discuss how placing technologists and designers in courts can improve access to justice.

Dec 13, 2022

Legal Access Points in Louisiana Increasing A2J Goals

How collaboration and modern data methods can support important strategic access to justice goals.

Nov 29, 2022

Holding Court Outside the Courtroom

Host: Molly McDonough, Legal Talk Network Podcast Producer and Founder of Molly McDonough Media, LLC. Guests: Dori Rapaport, Executive Director at Legal Aid Services of Northeastern Minnesota David Estep, Supervising Attorney at...

Nov 15, 2022

Closing the Justice Gap with Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack

Michigan Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack joins LSC President Ron Flagg to discuss access to the courts in the wake of the pandemic, lessons learned from the bench and her next chapter...

Oct 25, 2022

Technological Innovations in Pro Bono Services

Tech tools can minimize tedious, routine legal work, allowing attorneys more time to dedicate to higher-level strategic tasks and their clients. Tech also enables unrepresented people to better navigate complex legal systems....

Oct 11, 2022

Harvard Law School’s Martha Minow on Why Civil Justice Matters

There's no denying the disparities of equal access to justice in our legal system, especially when it comes to our civil justice system.

Sep 27, 2022

How “Lawyerless” Courts Fail Everyone

There is a massive disconnect between what courts were designed to do—solve legal disputes through lawyer-driven, adversarial litigation—and what these courts are asked to do today—help people without lawyers navigate complex social,...

Sep 13, 2022

How Law Schools Can Close the Justice Gap

Law school leaders discuss how their academic institutions work towards expanding access to justice on the latest episode of LS’s “Talk Justice” podcast. Thomas Miles, Dean and Clifton R. Musser Professor of...

Aug 23, 2022

The Value of Medical-Legal Partnerships

Leaders from Georgetown University’s Health Justice Alliance discuss how the medical-legal partnership (MLP) benefits both law and medical students on the latest episode of Talk Justice. Dr. Ana Caskin, deputy medical director...

Aug 9, 2022

Legal Services for Climate Emergencies

Legal experts discuss the access-to-justice implications of the increasing number of climate emergencies in the U.S. and the role attorneys play.    Ariadna Godreau Aubert, founder and executive director of Ayuda Legal...

Jul 26, 2022

In Conversation with Trailblazing Minnesota Justice Anne McKeig

Associate Justice Anne McKeig of the Minnesota Supreme Court joins the podcast to discuss her legal career and how courts can expand access to justice. 

Jul 12, 2022

Modern Approaches to Expungement

Legal experts share their perspectives on the expungement process.  In this episode, we’re talking about criminal records – or at least, how to get rid of them. In the U.S. approximately 1/3...

Jun 28, 2022

A Conversation with NLADA President April Frazier Camara

Newly appointed National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) President and CEO April Frazier Camara shares her goals for the NLADA and the personal history that led her to advocate for access...

Jun 14, 2022

The Argument from the Right for Civil Legal Aid

Is there a conservative case for supporting civil legal aid? Prominent conservative and libertarian thought leaders share their perspectives on access-to-justice issues and recent regulatory changes.

May 30, 2022

Data Privacy Concerns for Legal Services Providers

What are the trade-offs attorneys need to consider for their clients as the justice system digitizes? Panel discusses unintended consequences of mass data collection.

May 10, 2022

The Justice Gap: The Unmet Civil Legal Needs of Low-income Americans

Coach Harbaugh and LSC Leaders Share What New Data Means for Nation's Justice Gap

Your Hosts
Molly McDonough

Molly McDonough is the senior creative services manager at a large law firm. She previously worked as...

Jason Tashea

Jason is a consultant on access to justice and technology issues at the World Bank; the editor...

Ronald S. Flagg

Ronald S. Flagg was appointed President of the Legal Services Corporation effective February 20, 2020, and previously...

Cat Moon

As director of innovation design for the Program on Law and Innovation, Caitlin “Cat” Moon designs the...


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