Earlier I listed some of the recent blog posts I enjoyed. Below are some recent newsworthy items from around the state, nation and world:
- Out of Knoxville TN: Public meeting to discuss increasing need of legal help for poor.
- Out of Texas: Opinion Piece – New OAG Service Helps Parents Address Visitation Concerns.
- Out of Vancouver, Canada: High fees that block access to the courts block access to justice.
- Out of Colorado: Justice for all – Salt Lake City attorney serves the homeless.
- Out of Oregon: Hard Times for Access to Justice – Economic Downturn is Beginning to Take its Toll in Oregon.
- Out of the UK: Judge rules CPS wrong to deny victim with mental illness right to fight for justice.
- Out of Minneapolis/St. Paul: Court of Appeals testing new mediation process.
- From NPR: Immigration Crackdown Overwhelms Judges.
- Out of Washington: AGs push for mortgage modifications.
- Out of West Virginia – State must submit plan to prevent juvenile racial injustice.
- Out of Tulsa, OK: A lawful dosage. A medical-legal partnership fills in some gaps in child health-care issues.
- Out of North Carolina: Legal Aid in demand and in a bind.
- Out of New Jersey: Agency that gives legal help to poor is in financial crisis.
- Out of Florida: Judge John Blue Receives 2009 Chief Justice’s Distinguished Judicial Service Award.
- Out of Massachusetts: President of One Laptop Per Child to speak Feb. 10. (yes this is past, but it’s still worth reading)
- From Berkeley: Bringing it all back home – In her new job, Wilda White pursues a lifelong passion for social justice.
- Out of Massachussets: Legal services needed for immigrants in Milford.
- Also from Massachussetts: Letter From The President Of The Boston Bar Association.
- Out of Mississippi: Miss. legal aid grows scarce as economy gets worse – Unlike in the criminal justice system, indigent in civil cases aren’t guaranteed an attorney.
- Out of England: Let’s not be too misty eyed about legal aid, but it is at a crossroads.
- From Chattanooga: 6 Chattanooga Law Firms Commit To Greater Legal Service For The Poor.
- Out of Florida: Judge calls on Lawyers – Supreme Court judge would like to see equal justice.
Oh, there’s more, but I have to stop somewhere.
Besides, this list is just in case you have a few moments . . .