For some reason, I wanted to celebrate
June on the blog. Maybe it’s because June introduces summer. And summer holds precious memories for many – school is dismissed, it’s a popular wedding month, the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere.
Let’s take a look at history in June:
June 15th –
became the 25th state in 1836
June 19th –
aka Emancipation Day especially in Texas
Summer Solstice: Famously Hot
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 . . .
I just (4:44 p.m. EST) received an email from Jennifer Singletary, Special Counsel at the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia informing me that the Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia approved Justice Brent Benjamin’s proposal to initiate an Access to Justice program in West Virginia.
Welcome Aboard West Virginia!
South Carolina is pleased and honored to recognize a fellow ATJ collaborator!