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From pro hac vice fees to new grant sources, see what your colleagues are doing to fund civil legal services for the poor. If your LSC funding is less than robust, what are some great alternatives you can try?
Too “poor” to afford a lawyer. Too “rich” to qualify for legal aid. For many people of moderate means, this combination means taking the do-it-yourself approach to legal services. How can bar associations help such clients, thereby also helping the justice system?
At the Annual Meeting of the National Conference of Bar Presidents, speakers shared some sobering statistics regarding the level of diversity in the legal system and how it affects public perception of the system. Did you know that two-thirds of people of color believe the courts are seldom fair? What can bar associations do to increase both diversity and public confidence?
How can you make the most of your volunteers’ time? Bring new blood into the foundation? Keep the energy level up? And what does a golf shirt have to do with any of this? Read this article to find out