White House hosts lawyers for discussion on abortion accessJuly 29, 2022 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Merrick Garland headlined a White House event Friday bringing together pro bono lawyers, bar associations and public interest groups to discuss how best to offer legal services and protections for women seeking abortions.
Court says McCloskeys can’t advise right-wing group for freeMay 19, 2022 GMT
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.
$20 million HUD grant doubles size of eviction legal helpMay 9, 2022 GMT
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.
Legal services nonprofits aid those struggling to keep homesMarch 15, 2022 GMT
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.
Attorney denies attorney general charge that she overbilledDecember 15, 2021 GMT
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.
Oregon lawmakers seek extra $18m for refugee resettlementNovember 27, 2021 GMT
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.
More than $432K going to Legal Aid of West VirginiaOctober 19, 2021 GMT
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.
Indigenous Australian wants early pension due to short livesSeptember 27, 2021 GMT
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.
Biden moves to improve legal services for poor, minoritiesMay 19, 2021 GMT
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.
Maricopa County reverses policy on anti-gay adoptionsJuly 26, 2020 GMT
PHOENIX (AP) — Maricopa County is reversing a five-year policy rooted in opposition to adoptions by same-sex couples...
Virus vexes bar exam, leaving young future lawyers in limboApril 9, 2020 GMT
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...
Vermont group seeks $1M from lawmakers for legal servicesDecember 27, 2019 GMT
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.
Feds: No more education, legal services for immigrant kidsJune 6, 2019 GMT
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...
Chadron State RLOP receives recognitionJanuary 19, 2018 GMT
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.
The Latest: Documents detail FBI pick’s high-profile clientsJuly 10, 2017 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Christopher Wray, the attorney selected to be the next FBI director (all times local):...
Meeting aims to improve free legal servicesMay 26, 2017 GMT
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.
BBB on homes: Do homework, weigh options when hiring attorneyApril 7, 2017 GMT
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.
Guest opinon: Legal Services, Americorps serve Montana wellApril 4, 2017 GMT
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.
Cities, counties plan immigrant legal aid after Trump’s winDecember 19, 2016 GMT
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...