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January 19, 2022 - 8:43 am

by Dana Goldstein, staff attorney There is a saying (attributed to Ben Franklin) that says, “nothing is certain except death and taxes.” It is true that these two unwanted guests visit us all. But when it comes to taxes, do they visit us all in the same...

January 12, 2022 - 10:43 am

By Jeanne Charles, managing attorney   I called the police, and they won’t do anything. They said there is nothing they can do. No one is going to do anything until I’m dead.   There’s a saying in the justice field: burden of proof...

January 5, 2022 - 8:12 am

by Ashley Hall, staff attorney   It’s a new year. Time for a fresh start. And yet. When January rolls around, we all have to reconcile our decisions from the last eight+ weeks prior -- the food we bought (and consumed), the gifts we gave, the...

December 16, 2021 - 11:16 am

By John Petit, managing attorney, and Rachel Nader, advocacy director   If there is one thing we learned over this pandemic, it's that we are all connected. When we are facing a contagious disease, if we don't act as one, we are all at risk....

December 8, 2021 - 9:17 am

by Jenna Wyatt, HelpLine paralegal On a typical week as an intake worker at Community Legal Aid, I speak with up to...

December 1, 2021 - 9:32 am

by Maria Duvuvuei, communications & development director It’s that time of year again. And no, I’m not talking about the transition to football playoff season. ‘Tis the season to be giving -- charitably, that is. This time of year, when Giving...

November 24, 2021 - 8:44 am

This week, we’re taking a break from our Big Ideas series to offer our thanks. As our name suggests, community is central to our mission. Our work is interdependent on what’s happening in our communities -- from driving our advocacy priorities based on...

November 17, 2021 - 8:37 am

by Dawn Spriggs, managing attorney The last two years have been turbulent for all of us. One group of individuals...

November 10, 2021 - 9:40 am

by Kimberly M. Adams, J.D.   Our country celebrates Veterans’ Day tomorrow, and Community Legal Aid is...

October 27, 2021 - 10:33 am

by Andrew Neuhauser, managing attorney   There is a saying: “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure...

October 20, 2021 - 9:39 am

by James Ford & Terri Underwood, public benefits paralegals   When the U.S. Department of Agriculture...

October 13, 2021 - 3:51 pm

by John Petit, managing attorney   In my childhood, I can remember my Dad talking about being part of a...

October 6, 2021 - 6:57 am

by guest author, Athena Gough, Board Member for Community Legal Aid My story is not unique. I am the mother of two beautiful daughters. I go to work. I enjoy traveling. I write poetry and enjoy photography. My life is pretty normal now. But it wasn't...

September 29, 2021 - 10:24 am

by Ken Mirkin, managing attorney “If you can’t afford an attorney, one will be provided to you.” This statement, commonly known as part of the Miranda Rights, is one of the biggest misunderstandings about the American justice system. What most people...

September 14, 2021 - 3:15 pm

by Koula Glaros-King, staff attorney I have recollections of more than a lifetime of stories, generations of stories of how and why people came to the United States. Some are from family and friends, but most are from the most courageous people I ever met...