Despite the fact that a recent report found 7 out of 10 poor people experienced a civil legal problem last year and that only 20% of those legal needs were met due to lack of resources, Congress has proposed a 25% cut in funding for the Legal Services Corporation. This will result in legal services […]
Funding for legal services is at risk in the State of Delaware’s budget. Delaware’s three nonprofit legal services agencies rely on the state’s annual budget allocation of $600,000 in addition to another $280,000 of grant in aid funding in order to fund the critical services they provide to Delaware’s most vulnerable populations including people who […]
Is anyone in Delaware up for this challenge? A Florida attorney ran 6 marathons in 6 days and raised $50,000 for Jacksonville Area Legal Aid. Read and be inspired!
This is a great piece in the Philadelphia Inquirer about the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) written by Patrick Harker, formerly president of the University of Delaware, currently head of the Philadelphia Federal Reserve. Given all that he could write about, it’s wonderful that he would focus on this problem that is so fundamentally important […]
Nationwide, funding for legal services is limited. To make sure those limited funds are used most effectively, it is important to study what works and what doesn’t work. The Access to Justice Lab at Harvard Law School is conducting four studies using randomized control trials: financial distress, default in debt collection cases, intimate partner violence, […]