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Legal Services Corporation
In April 2018, the Legal Services Corporation (LSC) launched an Opioid Task Force to identify how civil legal aid could respond and address the opioid crisis. Over the next 11 months, LSC compiled a list of 13 recommendations on how legal aid can address the opioid crisis. Some legal issues individuals with opioid use disorder face are related to kinship care, domestic violence, insurance, employment, housing, and more.
South Carolina Law Review
January 1, 2016
This paper provides an overview of Online Dispute Resolution (ODR), which emerged from Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), in the private sector. This paper discusses the application of information and communications technology in preventing, tackling, and solving disputes. With the expansion of artificial intelligence, technologies, and subsequently ODR, the field of dispute resolution has been revolutionized.
The Value of Research
“In the long run, legal aid programs’ investment in randomized study will not only improve services and help direct scarce resources, but will also build public support.
The willingness of the legal aid movement to question itself and change in response will demonstrate to the wider world that our work is, in the end, focused on doing the best we can to help very poor people, in often-desperate circumstances, to improve their lives.”
--Steven Eppler-Epstein, Executive Director of Connecticut Legal Services
Harvard Law Review, 2013