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Pro bono groups transition to remote services amid virus outbreak

3.18.2020
Normally, HPRP offers in-person services at shelters, soup kitchens and courthouses, among other locations throughout the state. With many places now closed, HPRP, like other nonprofits such as Maryland Legal Aid , has posted instructions on the door for how clients can reach the office by phone or... Continue reading >

A List of Resources for Coronavirus-Affected Restaurants, Bars, and Food Service Workers

3.18.2020
Guidance surrounding COVID-19 is also available in Spanish from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention website. Additionally, for local low-income residents, Community Legal Aid SoCal has a hotline for low-cost legal expertise at 800-834-5001. Continue reading >

Leon Sheriff, Court Clerk Seek Guidance On Evictions As Other Counties Begin Postponements

3.18.2020
Legal Services of North Florida and some 20 other aid groups are asking the Florida Supreme Court to stop evictions statewide. Continue reading >

Coronavirus related delays or cancellations in Del Rio

3.17.2020
GOVERNMENT City of Del Rio - Special council meeting scheduled for March 17 at 6 p.m. - Briefing update on COVID-19 by Emergency Management Coordinator John Sheedy, postponed. Judicial courts - All non-essential proceedings suspended until further notice. BUSINESSES Walmart new hours - 6 a.m. to 11... Continue reading >

Coronavirus updates from around Wisconsin on Monday, March 16

3.17.2020
Wisconsin courts should immediately halt all evictions, even those that have already been approved by the courts, as the state continues to deal the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, according to the top official at Legal Action of Wisconsin. A letter calling for halt will be sent to the chief judges... Continue reading >

The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland encourages online intake, phone applications

3.16.2020
The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland encourages online intake, phone applications. All walk-in intake for Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake and Lorain Counties is suspended until further notice; neighborhood and community based legal clinics are canceled through April. The Legal Aid Society of... Continue reading >

Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas announces changes to some locations

3.16.2020
Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas has closed offices in six locations and their related counties—Dallas, Denton, Fort Worth, McKinney, Waxahachie, and Weatherford—through March 27 to the public in response to Gov. Greg Abbott’s state of disaster declaration. In-office appointments will only be scheduled... Continue reading >

Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy highlights LSC in remarks during Member's Day

3.4.2020
"Thank you Chairman Serrano and Ranking Member Aderholt for convening this hearing, for listening to members, and for all of the work you and your staff are dedicating to funding so many critical programs. It wasn’t all that long ago that I found myself standing next to clients as a legal aid... Continue reading >

LSC Board, Management Leadership Approved

2.3.2020
John G. Levi and Father Pius Pietrzyk were reelected as LSC's Chair and Vice Chair at LSC’s Board meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas. LSC General Counsel Ronald S. Flagg was appointed interim President, replacing Jim Sandman. Chief of Staff Rebecca Fertig Cohen was appointed Corporate Secretary,... Continue reading >

LSC President James J. Sandman to Step Down

1.21.2020
After more than nine years as President of the Legal Services Corporation (LSC), James J. Sandman announced today that he will be stepping down from his position. He is the organization’s longest-serving president, and during his transformational tenure LSC improved the delivery of legal services... Continue reading >

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