VIDEO: “Strands of Justice: The Story of Civil Legal Aid in America”
In America’s civil courts, you can lose your home, family or livelihood. But 3 of 4 people are in court alone, with no legal help. Civil legal aid is the equalizer.
From Londen Productions, a 33-minute video.
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This is the website of the Consortium for the National Equal Justice Library. The Consortium is an independent 501(c)(3) organization housed at NLADA’s offices in Washington, DC.
This unique website tells the history of civil legal aid, public defense, and access to justice in the U.S. The website includes many key players and their oral histories. It also includes the most important court decisions as well as narrative histories. about us >>
“Free Justice: A History of the Public Defender in Twentieth-Century America” Sarah Mayeux
To Establish Justice for All: The Past and Future of Civil Legal Aid in the United States” by Earl Johnson
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