National Center Helps 9/11 Victims Apply for Awards From Victims Compensation Fund

Law students at Cardozo, Columbia and other New York area schools have been helping victims of the 9/11 attacks to complete and file on-line applications for awards from the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund. Congress had reopened the fund last year, allowing people to seek compensation for injuries associated with the attacks and subsequent cleanup, even … Continue reading

Robosigning, Unbundling, and Underfunded Indigent Defense

What do robosigning, unbundled legal services, and underfunded indigent defense have in common?  They are all examples of attorneys engaged in something less than full representation.  A new article by National Center for Access to Justice Deputy Director Laura Abel, published in the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy, provides an account of the legal profession’s … Continue reading

What Can Be Done When the Courts Violate Civil Rights?

The Department of Justice has released startling evidence that language barriers are leading to serious injustices in courts in North Carolina.  In a March 8 letter, DOJ warned North Carolina that its ongoing failure to provide court interpreters in civil cases, and in some criminal cases, violates the federal Civil Rights Act, which bars courts … Continue reading

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