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How to help domestic violence victims

Legal aid “significantly lowers the incidence of domestic violence.” That’s according to an extensive 2003 study in the US.

Economists Farmer & Tiefenthaler took an unprecedented look at how increasing social service provision affected the frequency of domestic violence during the 1990s. 1,558 more words


Thinking About Access to Justice and The Coming Transition

Given that Karl Rove has effectively conceded the election, its surely time to start thinking about opportunities for access to justice in the transition.

Obviously, this is going to be very different from the last transition eight years ago.  580 more words

Access To Justice Generally

Three strikes and you’re out: A look at the proposed changes to the legal aid system

“€35,000 in legal aid but no compensation for Corcoran family” the Independent proclaimed in the aftermath of the Tipperary raid case last October.

The case involved seven Dublin men driving to Tipperary, breaking into the Corcoran family home, and brutally beating father Mark Corcoran in front of his children. 1,528 more words


Legal Aid & Bulk Tendering: The Era of the Mega-lawfirm?

Recently, the Access to Justice Report was released to the public. It is a dense report that will take some time to digest. However, there is one recommendation that is particularly ill conceived. 975 more words

Access To Justice

"Comfort in Legal Struggle" by A. Sangrey

This is an update from Christian Legal Clinics of Philadelphia (CLCP) http://www.clcphila.org/, a volunteer organization that has long been close to my heart.

Philadelphia has the highest rate of  “deep poverty” of the nation’s ten largest cities [1].  377 more words


Got A Traffic Ticket?

Don’t be so quick to pay it

If you just received a traffic ticket you should strongly consider having an attorney look it over prior to paying. 24 more words


Why we need legal aid for the worst people in society

As the digital revolution in the criminal courts affords all stakeholders (as we must now refer to ourselves) the bonus of many accumulated hours of waiting patiently for online forms to load and Wi-Fi signals to fade in and out of range, so I find myself with expanded time to ponder the weightier philosophical concerns of our age. 1,407 more words