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, […]
The World Justice Project 2016 Rule of Law Index ranked the U.S. 94th out of 113 countries on “accessibility and affordability of civil justice” just ahead of Afghanistan, Nicaragua, and Pakistan. The Index measures the accessibility and affordability of civil courts, including whether people are aware of available remedies, can access and afford legal advice […]