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The Big Issue: Why The Law Is Broken

I’ve written a piece in this week’s Big Issue on the crisis in our criminal justice system.

The article can be read online here, but if you are able to grab a paper copy and donate to a brilliant cause, I’d urge you to do so.


Program Aims To Help People Facing Eviction With Legal Aid

By Michael Abeyta

DENVER (CBS4)– One of the biggest challenges to the population boom in the Denver metro area is a lack of affordable housing. 423 more words


The Long Hard Way Out of Sticky Bottom; Amarillo College and the Battle with Poverty

Summary: Amarillo College in Texas and its varied support structures for low income students, financial and practical, testify to the complexity of escape from poverty. 1,077 more words

Low-income Students

Contracts for Deed---Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid

What is a contract for deed? Must you file it in the property records? Generally, what are a buyer’s rights under that instrument? When may the seller cancel the contract for deed? 90 more words

Real Estate Law

Sylvester's Story

Sylvester found himself in a situation often faced by the clients of Christian Legal Clinics of Philadelphia.  Though he had done nothing wrong, Sylvester was being sued and did not know what to do.  202 more words


Joint Committee on Human Rights

House of Commons Committee taking evidence on human rights issues

A recent post by RightsInfo discussed the evidence given to the House of Common’s Joint Committee on human rights.  1,376 more words

"Human Rights"

Wythenshawe MP backs Manchester lawyer calling for end to legal aid cuts after being paid £255 for seven months work

A Manchester solicitor is calling on the government to reverse cuts to legal aid after it was revealed by Wythenshawe MP Mike Kane this week that she was paid just £255 for seven months work. 990 more words