Every year, millions of Americans experience a civil legal problem involving basic necessities of life like housing, health care, safety and income. Many such problems can be resolved with legal help; without it, the consequences can be devastating. When a family is at risk of foreclosure or eviction, a parent faces losing custody of their child, or a veteran is wrongly denied medical care, those are all civil justice problems. No one should be denied justice because they can’t access the help they need or because they’re lost in a system built for lawyers.
We all know someone who has needed civil legal help. These people are our neighbors, family and friends. These are their stories.