Category Archives: Discrimination

Tim Kaine Calls for New Approach to Poverty — Legal Aid Implications

Remember his wife is a former legal aid lawyer and a former judge.  According to the Detroit Free Press, in speech on Oct 16, Kaine: .  .  .  outlined the campaign’s three-pillar attack on poverty, including: Raising incomes for families, … Continue reading

Posted in 100% Access Strategy and Campaign, Discrimination, Evictions, Foreclosure, Funding, Housing, Legal Aid, LSC, White House

Meet Claudia Johnson’s Daughter Scarlet Johnson, Now Blogging Too

Everyone in our network knows Claudia Johnson, who frequently guest blogs in this space. But I bet you did not know that her daughter Scarlet Johnson is now a blogger too, launching her blogging with this contribution, which exudes her … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally, Discrimination, Guest Bloggers, This Blog

Maybe Flight Attendants Can Teach Courts Something about Overcoming Unconscious Bias

I think there is pretty broad agreement that all of us who work in and with the court system that it could benefit to more mindfulness in dealing with unconscious bias. A recent article in the Washington Post by a … Continue reading

Posted in Court Management, Discrimination, Judicial Ethics

UK Supreme Court Might Be Able to Teach US Court a Lesson on Urgency of Protecting Legal Aid

Tomorrow, Tuesday the 19th, LSC and its friends will enjoy an invitation-only reception at the US Supreme Court following the LSC day at the White House, and to be addressed by Justice Kennedy, among others.  It is obviously a very … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Counsel, Discrimination, Immigration, International Models, Legal Aid, LSC, Supreme Court, White House

On the Only Right Response to the Idea of US Government Making All Muslims Register

Obviously, the recently partially apparently walked-back endorsement by a US Presidential candidate of the idea of making all Muslims register is truly obscene in the light of what such a requirement led to in the Holocaust. The answer to such … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally, Discrimination, Technology | 5 Comments

Both Disturbing and Humorous Piece on Ways Women Have to Present to Avoid Being Ignored

Alexandra Petri  has a piece in the Washington Post which I find sadly disturbing on Famous quotes, the way a woman would have to say them during a meeting. Example: “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” Woman in a Meeting: … Continue reading

Posted in Attorney-Client, Discrimination | 3 Comments

Presidential Memorandum on Access to Justice and Legal Aid Interagency Roundtale is Major Milestone in Creating the National ATJ Mosaic

A big deal.  The President has put in place a Presidential Memorandum on access to justice and the Legal Aid Interagency Roundtable (LAIR).  This joins the Conference of Chiefs/COSCA 100% Resolution as the second huge piece in the national Mosaic … Continue reading

Posted in Access to Justice Generally, Budget Issues, Discrimination, Funding, International Cooperation, Outcome Measures, Research and Evalation, Tools, White House | 6 Comments