Civil Legal Aid Research Workshop Report

This Civil Legal Aid Research Report, published by the White House Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable (WH-LAIR), recounts the presentations and recommendations discussed at a 2015 Civil Legal Aid Workshop. This workshop, which was hosted by the Office for Access to Justice, the National Institute of Justice, and the National Science Foundation, identified areas in civil legal aid that need more research and funding.

Framing Legal Care as Health Care

This guide helps legal service providers in MLPs to reframe civil legal needs as social determinants of health and better message their work to help with health care audiences. This guide shows how civil legal aid versus health care talk about their mission, the description of impact, and description of work and where they can partner and develop a common language for talking about their work.

Economic Self-Sufficiency among Women Who Experienced Intimate Partner Violence and Received Civil Legal Services

This study, funded by a DOJ award, found that for women who were experiencing intimate partner violence (also called domestic violence) and who received civil legal services for assistance in obtaining a civil protective order or assisting with a family law problem, saw increases in monthly income increase and number of assistance resources decrease. The study finds that “civil legal services are a critical component of a community coordinated response to IPV” (abstract).