Tag: indigent legal services

The Case For Immigration Case Representation

In a Boston Globe op-ed piece, Rachel E. Rosenbloom, of the Northeastern School of Law, makes a strong case for taxpayer-provided representation for civil immigration cases. She writes that “… it is difficult to imagine a more compelling… Read More

Pennsylvania Report Documents Civil Justice Need

A statewide coalition in Pennsylvania has documented what it termed a “staggering” number of unrepresented low-income litigants involved in civil lawsuits, adding that the lack of representation impacts the quality of life for many. The Pennsylvania Civil Legal… Read More

Homeowners Silenced Over Mortgage Complaints

It seems that any frustration over mortgage disputes has an added twist: Shut up about the problem. Reuters is reporting that “… mortgage payment collectors at companies including Ocwen, Bank of America Corp and PNC Financial Services Group… Read More

NPR Report: Poor Defendants Paying More Fees

A new yearlong NPR investigation has found that costs of the United States criminal justice system are increasingly being levied against poor defendants and offenders, and that the poor who cannot pay face ever-increasing charges. While the report… Read More