Access to Justice in Kenya – (vpro backlight documentary – 2016) – 844-292-1318 legal aid Mobile Alabama

Access to justice: for four billion out of the just over seven billion people on earth this is too expensive, too complicated, blocked by corruption, or simply not available. Lawyers working for the Dutch government devote themselves to the digital innovation of the legal industry. Surprisingly enough, Kenya is a trendsetter in this respect. Under the inspiring guidance of Supreme Court Judge Willy Mutunga, and with the aid of text messaging, smartphones and Twitter, a countrywide network of apps and legal volunteers is built. Injustice is combatted with cell phones instead of law degrees.

With Willy Mutunga (President of the Supreme Court), Sam Muller (Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law), Peter Ouko (prison paralegal), Kituo Cha Sheria (Huis van het Recht) and Ushahidi, the open source software collective.

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© VPRO Backlight October 2016

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Research: William de Bruijn
Director of photography: Hans Fels, Pim Hawinkels
Sound: Ednah Bonareri, Sander den Broeder
Editor: Michiel Hazebroek
Kenya producers: Alexander Valeton, Kennedy Odhiambo
Web editor: Jasper Koning
Producer: Jeroen Beumer
Commissioning editors: Marije Meerman, Doke Romeijn
Archive: Picha Mtaani, Euronews
Thanks to: Selfmade Films, Jin Ho Verdonschot
English, French and Spanish subtitles: Ericsson.
French and Spanish subtitles are co-funded by European Union.
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ArBA President Jim Julian & access to justice – 844-292-1318 Arkansas legal aid

Jim Julian, President of the Arkansas Bar Association, speaks about access to justice during his swearing-in ceremony in Hot Springs on June 11, 2010.

Ethel's Story

An abused granddaughter loses social security disability benefits. Legal aid paralegal Charis Langston helps reinstate the granddaughter’s benefits.
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LiveHelp Expands Access to Justice – 844-292-1318 New Hampshire legal aid

In October 2009, Illinois Legal Aid Online launched an innovative new feature on called LiveHelp. This online chat service allows website visitors to communicate in real-time with a remote operator who helps them find the resources they desperately need to resolve their legal problems.

To chat with a LiveHelp operator, please visit

Please contribute to Illinois Legal Aid Online and help us help thousands of people get the legal help they need! Visit to make your donation.

New Hampshire Elder Abuse Nursing Home Neglect Lawyer

New Hampshire Elder Abuse & Nursing Home Neglect Explained by, as part of their “Legal Straight Talk” video series by real personal injury lawyers and attorneys.

Money Talks: What’s at stake in Dakota Access Pipeline fight, interview with Sarah Manning – 844-292-1318 North Dakota legal aid

Native Americans continue to protest in North Dakota despite a court order halting work on a pipeline through their land. That’s because the ruling only temporarily halts construction on the 3.8 billion dollar project that threatens drinking-water supplies as Andre-Pierre du Plessis reports.

TRT World’s business programme looks at the financial news that affects ordinary people. Matthew Moore presents ‘Money Talks’ from TRT World’s studios in Istanbul. From Wall Street to Main Street ‘Money Talks’ helps the 99% navigate their changing financial world.





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Health Care Access and Medicaid in Ohio Webinar – 844-292-1318 Ohio legal aid

Ohio’s Medicaid program made health care available to more people than ever before in 2014, but there’s more work coming for health care advocates.

In this health care focused webinar we discuss:
An update on enrollment and health care access in Ohio
What’s next for Ohio’s Medicaid program
Stories about health care access
How you can advocate for health care in the coming months

Guest speakers include Col Owens, Co-Chair of Advocates for Ohio’s Future and lawyer at Legal Aid of Southwest Ohio and Julie DiRossi King, COO of Ohio Association of Community Health Centers (OACHC).

VLC Fellow

AmeriCorps and Equal Justice Works Veterans Legal Corps Fellows describe their fellowships and the impact of their work in Ohio.
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ICP Covers Haiti Cholera Spin of UN’s Gallach, Then Yemen & Dakota Access Pipeline – 844-292-1318 South Dakota legal aid

UN Propaganda Chief Gallach Lies About Haiti Cholera, After Having Press Evicted, Must Go

By Matthew Russell Lee

UNITED NATIONS, October 29 — After the UN under Ban Ki-moon killed more than 10,000 people in Haiti by bringing cholera, Ban spent years dodging court papers and the issue.

The UN now says it has a new approach to Ban Ki-moon longstanding impunity for bringing cholera to Haiti. But on October 14, the UN of Ban and his Under Secretary General for Public Information Cristina Gallach had Inner City Press thrown out of of the “available” meeting on the new approach.

On October 27, at a Cristina Gallach propaganda event that Inner City Press would have covered from its office – taken – or the smaller Focus Booth – taken — Gallach dissembled on Haiti cholera, video here.

Afterward Inner City Press ran up to the UN Press Briefing Room from which Ban’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric ejected Inner City Press and allowed Gallach to oust Inner City Press without once speaking to it – and asked about Yemen.

What is clear: this corrupt head of UN Public Information must go. Watch this site.

On October 25, Philip Alston gave a press conference in the UN Press Briefing Room, at which a total of two journalists asked questions: the New York Times and Inner City Press. (Ban’s spokesman Stephane Dujarric did not even list Alston’s press conference in his office “Week Ahead.”) Periscope video here.

Inner City Press asked Alston if he saw Ban Ki-moon’s UN’s impunity for cholera in Haiti as similar to the lack of accountability for rapes, including of children, in the Central African Republic. Alston distinguished the two, saying that some of the problems with peacekeeper sexual abuse are up to member states, and praising Ban for firing Babacar Gaye.

(One wonders if Alston is aware that Gaye’s boss Herve Ladsous of France has publicly raped the rapes to “R&R” and that the abuse has continued after Gaye, from Senegal, was fired.)

Alston made an analogy to Ban backing down to Saudi Arabia and its allies and dropping the Saudi led Coalition from the Children and Armed Conflict annex on Yemen, and said that the United States is similarly pressuring Ban.

Inner City Press while quite aware of the U.S. role asked Alston if that explained for example Ban dodging legal papers, having the press thrown out and if in fact the 11th hour offer of charity might just be to attempt to clean up his legacy for a run for South Korea’s presidency.

Alston said he couldn’t speak to that, but that he had two meeting with Ban, one in January and another, just with Ban and Ban’s deputy. He said he met with the US Mission’s deputy ambassador. Inner City Press asked if he meant Isobel Coleman, present in the October 14 “available” meeting Inner City Press was thrown out of and banned from covering. An Alston staff clarified it had been with Deputy Permanent Representative Michele Sison. But what has by the US Mission’s and U.S. State Department’s role?

Alston decried both the US administration and the UN for failing to provide their legal arguments. As to the UN, this is was also refused, for example, when the UN threw Inner City Press out earlier this year. Here’s USG Gallach’s first letter and second letter; here’s her bogus response to Alston’s fellow Special Rapporteurs Kaye and Forst. Here’s the UN’s memo to the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The lawlessness is pervasive.

On October 26, Inner City Press asked Ban’s spokesman Dujarric, Video here, UN transcript here:

Inner City Press: I wanted to ask some questions about Haiti. One is about this teenage girl that was shot and killed while awaiting aid. I wanted to know whether the… the media reports say that the UN peacekeepers fired rubber bullets and teargas and that… but they… they… they believe that the girl was killed by Haitian National Police with whom the UN was working. What does the UN know about this death? And… and, again, it seems like you have this teargas and rubber bullet deployment on… on, in this case, a teenager. I mean, I guess it depends on the age. But what was the rationale for the UN using teargas and rubber bullets?
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Ethics and Pro Bono Legal Services: Ensuring Equal Access to the Justice System – 844-292-1318 Kansas legal aid

As members of the legal profession, lawyers serve three roles: representative of clients, officer of the legal system and public citizen having special responsibility for the quality of justice. The Preamble to the Nebraska Rules of Professional Conduct requires lawyers to be “mindful of deficiencies in the administration of justice and of the fact that the poor, and sometimes persons who are not poor, cannot afford adequate legal assistance.” Pro bono legal service is considered a traditional duty of the legal profession. Nebraska lawyers should devote professional time and resources and use civic influence to ensure equal access to our system of justice for all those who because of economic or social barriers cannot afford or secure adequate legal counsel. This CLE focuses on the Nebraska Rules of Professional Conduct that govern pro bono legal services:

Preamble to the Nebraska Rules of Professional Conduct: A Lawyer’s Responsibilities
Neb. Ct. R. of Prof. Cond. § 3-506.1 Voluntary pro bono services
Neb. Ct. R. of Prof. Cond. § 3-506.2 Accepting appointments
Neb. Ct. R. of Prof. Cond. § 3-506.3 Membership in legal services organization
Neb. Ct. R. of Prof. Cond. § 3-506.4 Law reform activities affecting client interests
Neb. Ct. R. of Prof. Cond. § 3-506.5 Non-profit and court-annexed limited legal service programs
Neb. Ct. R. of Prof. Cond. § 3-501.7 Conflict of interest; current clients
Neb. Ct. R. of Prof. Cond. § 3-501.9 Duties to former clients
Neb. Ct. R. of Prof. Cond. § 3-501.10 Imputation of conflicts of interest; general rule

Topics include a discussion how the Rules apply to pro bono services a lawyer may undertake to:

improve deficiencies in the administration of justice
exemplify the legal profession’s ideals of public service
educate the public to have a better understanding of law and the justice system
aid the profession to ensure equal access to justice
devote professional time, resources and civic influence to ensure equal access to justice

This CLE will also present an overview of the Nebraska State Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyers Project (VLP). Created in the early 1980s, VLP is place of last resort for persons who, because of economic or social barriers, cannot afford or secure adequate legal counsel.
Volunteer lawyers assist the legal profession in pursuing equal access to the legal system for these persons.

Carol A. Cleaver is the Director/Managing Attorney of the Nebraska State Bar Association’s Volunteer Lawyers Project. A 2006 graduate of Creighton University School of Law, Carol is admitted to practice in Nebraska, Missouri and Kansas. She has been active in promoting and providing pro bono legal services to persons who cannot afford an attorney and to volunteer staffed nonprofit organizations. Carol is an appointed member of the Nebraska Supreme Court Minority Justice Committee. Before joining the Volunteer Lawyers Project in April 2015, Carol served the NSBA in various volunteer roles. She is a regular presenter on CLE topics, including domestic law, ethics, and law office technology. For information about the Volunteer Lawyers Project, contact Carol Cleaver, (402) 475-7091.
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Activists call for national legal aid policy to enable poor Ugandans access legal services – 844-292-1318 New Hampshire legal aid

A coalition of non-governmental organisations that advocate for access to legal services for the poor is calling on the government to set a national legal aid policy to enable ordinary Ugandans access justice.

Officials of the Legal Aid Service Providers Network launched a cost-benefit analysis report on the legal aid policy. The launch was attended by the Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana.

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