Category Archives: Access to Justice

Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network Launches

By: Catherine Sanders Reach A new hotline and network of legal support services will provide critical help to nearly one million Illinois veterans and service members. Advertisements

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Paralegals Partner In Philadelphia Criminal Records Expungement Project

By: Christine Flynn An estimated one-third of all Philadelphians have been arrested at one time or another.  Only a VERY small percentage of charges actually end up in convictions, but EVERY charge remains part of a criminal record, available on … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Releases Pro Bono Task Force Report

The Philadelphia Bar Association and Philadelphia Bar Foundation have released their 2017 Pro Bono Task Force Report, just in time for the National Celebration of Pro Bono. Check out this article from Generocity to learn about the task force’s findings … Continue reading

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Law students can make a difference for hurricane victims

Check out this great article about law students making a difference in the wake of hurricanes and natural disasters. https://abaforlawstudents.com/2017/09/19/law-students-can-make-difference-hurricane-victims/

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2017 Pro Bono Publico Awards Luncheon

The ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service will hold the 2017 Pro Bono Publico Awards Luncheon on August 12, 2017 during the ABA Annual Meeting in New York City.

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Spotlight on PILI: Part 2

By: Laurie I. Mikva In January, PILI hired its first staff member housed outside of Chicago.  Elizabeth (“Beth”) Jensen, who has a long history in legal aid and public service, is PILI’s Program Director with an office in Peoria from … Continue reading

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Spotlight on PILI: Part 1

By: Laurie I. Mikva The Public Interest Law Initiative, or PILI, may be best known as an internship program that places law students at Chicago area public interest organizations for the summer.  Indeed, that was the humble origins of the … Continue reading

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Using Programming and Law to Make a Difference in Kentucky

By: Amelia Martin Adams “I believe in justice, equality, and basic human dignity.  I believe that every person is more than the worst decision that they ever made.  I believe that through compassion, empathy, and real, emotional connection that I … Continue reading

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Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights: Florida Coastal School of Law

Welcome back to our Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights series. Today, we are featuring Florida Coastal School of Law, which sent students to volunteer with two legal aid organizations during spring break 2017.

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Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights: University of Tennessee College of Law

Today, we are featuring a guest post in our Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights series from Shawn T. Ross, Access to Justice Coordinator at the University of Tennessee College of Law Institute for Professional Leadership Development. Thanks Shawn for providing … Continue reading

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