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Talk Justice An LSC Podcast
39 minutes | a month ago
How Non-Lawyer Navigators Are Expanding Access to Justice
In this episode of Talk Justice, LSC President Ron Flagg discusses how non-lawyer court navigators are expanding access to justice with Mary McClymont, adjunct professor and senior fellow at The Justice Lab, Georgetown University Law Center. McClymont directed a recent Justice Lab survey of how these navigators are assisting self-represented litigants in 15 states and Washington, D.C.
40 minutes | 2 months ago
Right-to-Counsel Mandates and the Eviction Crisis
In this episode of LSC's Talk Justice, LSC Emerging Leaders Council member Jason Tashea sat down with John Pollock, staff attorney for the Public Justice Center and the coordinator of the National Coalition for the Civil Right to Counsel; Hazel Remesch, supervising attorney at The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland; and Kathryn Sabbeth, associate professor of law at the University of North Carolina.
36 minutes | 2 months ago
Improving the Delivery of Legal Services Through Medical-Legal Partnerships
Medical-legal partnerships are the focus in this episode of “Talk Justice." LSC Emerging Leaders Council member Jason Tashea hosts a conversation on how MLPs can improve health outcomes with Bethany Hamilton, co-director of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership; Dr. Dawn Haut, CEO at Eskenazi Health Center in Indiana; and Rakuya Trice, deputy director of Indiana Legal Services and the organization’s director of medical-legal partnerships.
21 minutes | 3 months ago
Court Innovations During COVID-19
In the latest episode of Talk Justice, LSC Board Vice Chair Father Pius Pietrzyk discusses court innovations with Rita H. Blandino, director of the D.C. Court’s Domestic Violence Division, and Paul Tuttle, assistant clerk for the Massachusetts Court of Appeals. The speakers describe the many challenges COVID-19 poses to the justice system and to low-income Americans with legal problems. They share details on how their courts have leveraged technology and partnerships to meet these challenges head on.
31 minutes | 4 months ago
Takeaways from LSC's Innovations in Technology Conference
In this episode of Talk Justice, recorded live at LSC’s 2021 Innovations in Technology Conference, host Jason Tashea discusses insights and takeaways from the conference with three legal technology leaders: Steven McGarrity, executive director at Community Legal Aid Services; Cat Moon, director of innovation design and lecturer in law at Vanderbilt Law School; and Ilenia Sánchez-Bryson, chief information officer at Legal Services of Greater Miami.
43 minutes | 5 months ago
The Role Libraries Play in Closing the Justice Gap
In this episode of Talk Justice, LSC Vice President for Grants Management Lynn Jennings hosts a conversation on how libraries can help close the justice gap. She is joined by Brooke Doyle, project coordinator at WebJunction; Emily Florio, senior research services manager at Hogan Lovells and President of the American Association of Law Libraries; Diane Rodriguez, assistant director at San Francisco Law Library and vice president of the American Association of Law Libraries; and Laura Tuggle, executive director of Southeast Louisiana Legal Services.
31 minutes | 5 months ago
LSC's Innovations in Technology Conference and Emerging Legal Tech Initiatives
Lawyer and legal tech journalist Bob Ambrogi; Amanda Brown, Founder and Executive Director, Lagniappe Law Lab; and Jane Ribadeneyra, LSC’s Program Analyst for Technology, join host Jason Tashea to preview LSC's Innovations in Technology Conference and highlight some of the exciting legal tech projects that will be showcased.
18 minutes | 6 months ago
The Face of Poverty in America: An Interview with Chris Arnade
In this episode of Talk Justice, LSC Vice Chair Father Pius Pietrzyk interviews Chris Arnade, author of “Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America.” Leaving behind a 20-year career on Wall Street, Arnade decided to document poverty and addiction in the Bronx and later across the country. His work looks at the resilience of what he calls “America's Back Row”—those who lack the credentials and advantages to get ahead.
44 minutes | 7 months ago
Challenges to Delivering Legal Services to Rural and Tribal Areas
In this episode of Talk Justice, host Jason Tashea discusses the daunting challenges to delivering civil legal services in rural and tribal communities with Nikole Nelson, Executive Director of Alaska Legal Services Corp., Rudy Sanchez, Executive Director of DNA-People’s Legal Service, and Rebecca Rapp, General Counsel of Ascendium Education Group who is helping form LSC’s upcoming Rural Task Force.
54 minutes | 7 months ago
COVID, the Courts, and the Practice of Law
In this episode of Talk Justice, Texas Chief Justice Nathan Hecht, Michigan Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack and ABA President Patricia Lee Refo join LSC President Ron Flagg to discuss how the COVID pandemic is transforming the courts and the practice of law.
17 minutes | 7 months ago
Evictions and the Pandemic
Due to the pandemic, the United States is facing the severest housing crisis in its history, says leading eviction scholar Emily Benfer. In a conversation with LSC President Ron Flagg, Benfer discusses the societal costs of this surge in evictions and the pivotal role legal aid lawyers play in easing those effects.
51 minutes | 8 months ago
Funding Civil Legal Aid: Protecting a Core American Value, Providing Critical Constituent Services
In this episode of Talk Justice, Legal Services Corporation President Ron Flagg discusses the importance of civil legal aid with the co-founders of the bipartisan Congressional Access to Civil Legal Services Caucus, Reps. Susan Brooks of Indiana and Joe Kennedy of Massachusetts. Reps. Brooks and Kennedy recount how they formed the caucus and the role it has played in advocating for federal funding of LSC. They also explore how the pandemic has sparked a surge in the demand for civil legal aid and how such assistance can address other problems such as racial injustice.
60 minutes | 8 months ago
Expanding Access to Justice Through Regulatory Reform
In this episode of Talk Justice, moderator Jim Sandman, President Emeritus of LSC, leads a panel discussion on regulatory reform and how it can expand access to justice. Two leading jurists from states in the vanguard of reform, Utah Supreme Court Justice Constandinos "Deno" Himonas and Arizona Supreme Court Vice Chief Justice Ann Timmer, explore the impact of changes such as licensing paraprofessionals to provide legal services and easing restrictions on fee-sharing and non-lawyer ownership of law firms. Bill Hendersson, a law professor at Indiana University Maurer School of Law and the editor of Legal Evolution, surveys the relationship between the current regulatory system and the dysfunction in the legal market while Upsolve co-founder Rohan Pavuluri discusses how the current regulatory system hampers access to justice and contributes to racial injustice.
36 minutes | 9 months ago
Expanding and Improving Pro Bono Through Legal Technology
In the inaugural episode of Talk Justice moderator Jason Tashea and three legal technology experts discuss how portals, no-code automation, online classrooms and other developments are expanding and improving pro bono efforts. Documate Co-Founder Dorna Moini, Paladin Co-Founder Kristen Sonday and LSC’s Program Analyst for Technology Jane Ribadeneyra also discuss how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting pro bono and whether innovations developed to address challenges posed by the pandemic might permanently influence the way pro bono is delivered.
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