The Missouri Supreme Court denied a request by U.S. Senate candidate Mark McCloskey and his wife to give free legal advice to a conservative activist group as a condition of their professional probation, but McCloskey said Thursday he'll try to find another right-wing organization to represent.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Housing and Urban Development is doubling the size of its eviction protection program, designed to fund legal assistance for tenants seeking to stay in their homes.
Elizabeth Vermillera, a retired pharmaceutical technician, spends her days handing out donated clothes and food to people in Baltimore. Since 1997, she has lived with a Shih Tzu and a fox terrier in a rowhouse that her dad gave her.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A prominent Maine defense attorney accused of overbilling the state for court-appointed work is denying any wrongdoing.
Amy Fairfield is being sued by the Maine attorney general for allegedly misrepresenting the hours lawyers worked on cases to earn a higher reimbursement from the state.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — As Oregon prepares to take in approximately 1,200 Afghan refugees in the next 12 months, state lawmakers are asking the Legislature’s emergency board for an additional $18 million to expand services and capacity.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Legal Services Corp. has awarded more than $400,000 to Legal Aid of West Virginia to help low-income residents who have legal problems.
U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia announced the funding, which totals $432,769, as part of the Pro Bono Innovation Fund.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Aboriginal man is taking Australia’s government to court to argue that Indigenous people should have access to their pensions earlier than other Australians because their life expectancy is years shorter.
DETROIT (AP) — President Joe Biden took executive action Tuesday to ensure minorities, low-income Americans and others have better access to quality legal representation after services dwindled during the Trump administration.
PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County is reversing a five-year policy rooted in opposition to adoptions by same-sex couples...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of Emily Hughes’ first memories after entering law school at the University of Cincinnati in 2017 is an assistant dean scrawling “July 28-29, 2020” across a chalkboard...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont legal services coalition plans to ask lawmakers for $1 million to help cover civil legal costs for low-income people.
The request follows a decadelong decline in funding for legal services statewide, said Daniel Richardson, a member of Vermont Access to Justice Coalition.
PHOENIX (AP) — The federal government has stopped paying for English-language courses and legal services at facilities that hold immigrant children around the country, imposing budget cuts it says are necessary at a time when record numbers of unaccompanied children are arriving at the border...
LINCOLN - Recently, the Rural Law Opportunities Program (RLOP) was named the 2018 American Bar Association (ABA) Brown Select Award recipient. Over 3,000 people voted to determine the winner.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Christopher Wray, the attorney selected to be the next FBI director (all times local):...
Organizers of the free family law clinic are looking for ways to make it better. A community planning meeting to receive input is set for noon on Thursday at the Corinth Library. Among those expected to attend are Chancery Judge Jacqueline Mask; Tiffany Graves, executive director of the Mississippi Access to Justice Commission; Chancery Clerk Greg Younger; and Phil Hinton, Corinth attorney and coordinator for the Corinth clinics.
As a homeowner or someone seeking to own a home, there are situations where you may need to consider hiring a lawyer. For instance, a lawyer may be necessary if a homeowner and a home improvement contractor or builder are unable to resolve a dispute or in some cases when buying or selling real estate.
As current and former justices of the Montana Supreme Court, we write to express our deep concern with the proposal to eliminate funding for the Legal Services Corporation and the Corporation for National and Community Service.
CHICAGO (AP) — Major U.S. cities and counties are beefing up legal services for immigrants to help them fight deportation and avoid fraudulent lawyers in the wake of Donald Trump's election and his hard-line immigration enforcement promises...