Consortium for the National Equal Justice Library
March 1, 2018
This report by Alan W. Houseman outlines the history of civil legal aid in the United States and highlights major developments in the field, including increases in funding and improvements in access to services between July 2015 and December 2017.
Alan W. Houseman’s updated report, Civil Legal Aid in the United States, outlines the history of civil legal aid and highlights major developments in the field between July 2015 and December 2017. Key highlights include updates regarding:
– Legal Services Corporation and current funding levels, clients served, eligibility and technology initiatives
– The U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Access to Justice developments and non-LSC federal funding
– Medical-legal partnerships across states and related case studies
– Federal, state and law school access to justice initiatives, including forums created by Georgetown University Law Center and Harvard Law School.
– Data outcomes from research and pilot projects that examine the impact of legal services on cases involving housing and homelessness, domestic violence and consumer debt.
PUBLICATION DETAILSFormat: Research
Publication Type: Report
Geographic coverage, US: California, District of Columbia, NATIONAL, New York, Pennsylvania, RURAL, STATE COMPARISONS
Geographic coverage, World: North America
Topics: Legal Needs | Benefits of Legal Aid: Economic & Social Return on Investment | Benefits of Legal Aid: Other | Legal Aid Movement | Social Change | History of Legal Aid | Civil Right to Counsel | Data | Cross-Cutting Issues | Medical-Legal Partnerships
Case type: Civil Rights, Disability Rights, Employment, Family, Health, Housing, Immigration/Naturalization, Individual Rights, Juvenile
Practice Area: Domestic Violence, Education, Employment, Family, Health, Housing, Immigration, Juvenile, Native American, Reentry, Veterans
Who Served: Children & Juvenile, Disabled, Homeless, Immigrants, Inmates & Former Inmates, Language Minorities, Migrants, Minorities, Native Americans, Seniors, Veterans, Women
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