Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre authorised to represent clients
The legal team at the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre (FWCC) has been granted permission to represent its clients in court. Previously, FWCC had to discontinue representing third parties due to not being a law firm.
Access to justice in rural New Zealand at risk, Mayor warns
After a small wooden courthouse in rural Aotearoa was closed six months ago, a Mayor is now warning other small communities that they could be at risk of losing access to justice without warning or consultation.
Boston residents saving thousands of dollars annually with Harvard Law’s Consumer Protection Clinic
Harvard Law School’s Consumer Protection Clinic gives law students an opportunity to defend and protect low and middle income clients dealing with debt collection, consumer bankruptcy and predatory mortgages, eliminating $10,000 in debt for community members in a single day.
UCMed and Legal Aid Chicago launch $2.6 million project to provide in-hospital legal support to trauma patients
The new Recovery Legal Care program offers access to civil legal aid for patients and their families affected by intentional violence. With two full-time lawyers working at the University of Chicago Medical Centre’s trauma center, the initiative provides assistance with essential needs such as navigating housing services, public benefits and employment.