Finding legal help is urgent as Republicans continue to deny Americans of their essential services.
But finding local legal help isn't easy. Why? Google and other search engines list more national groups and often overlook small, local legal help services. The Stanford Legal Design Lab has a solution that help. Its database lists over 450 resources across the country that can be searched to find a local legal resource. You can search by the type of legal help you're looking for such as eviction, legal self help, domestic violence and many more.
It includes sites that offer members of the public key legal information, procedural guidance, FAQs, and other support to follow through on a civil justice problem. it include websites from: Legal Aid Groups, State Courts and Statewide legal help groups.
Data in the public interest
Why is it that those in the most need have the hardest time in finding the resources they need? Imagine if you've been served an eviction notice. You need to find legal help quickly and may not have a computer or internet access. And searching through a large database on a phone isn't easy.
Stanford Legal Design Lab
The Stanford Legal Design Lab team researches, designs, and develops new interventions to ensure equal access to justice for all. Its team builds and studies new technologies, services, and policies that can empower people who are dealing with legal problems. It coordinates people, ideas, infrastructure, and data that can scale justice innovations. The lab works towards a future where courts, legal services, Internet platforms, community groups, government agencies, and other justice institutions better help people resolve their justice problems, protect their rights, and improve their communities with dignity and empowerment.
User interface matters
The information in this map is the same as the Stanford Legal Design Lab database. It is just presented with a different interface to make it easier to search and use from a phone.
Maps lets you zoom into the area where you live and then refine your search by the type of help you're looking for. It helps that most people regardless of their age, education or language are comfortable with using maps. See how easy it is to find eviction related legal services in Louisiana with just a few clicks.
Why are so many people looking for eviction related legal services?
One powerful man's all expense paid luxury vacation is a poor woman's eviction.
"Bloomberg reported, Thomas did not appear to recuse himself in a 2005 Supreme Court case involving Trammell Crow Residential, in which Crow Holdings owned a minority stake. In the coming months, the rent control issue flagged by Crow Holdings could be before Thomas and the high court. A group of New York landlords are preparing to petition the Supreme Court to overturn the city’s rent stabilization laws after losing a recent case. Such a ruling could endanger rent-control laws nationwide." - Lever News
Use this relationship map to track Clarence's many gifts and vacations from billionaires.
Hey! Don't blame Clarence as you drive to meet with your eviction lawyer. Being a Supreme Court justice is hard work and he needs his many vacations... But could he have recused himself from a case that would benefit Harlan Crow, the billionaire who paid for his vacation. Sorry. Can't answer that. I'm not a lawyer.
You gotta vote
So you thought your vote doesn't matter? The only way to fix this corrupt system that billionaires have rigged with the help of a GOP-packed Supreme Court is by voting.
Oops! I just remembered: Once someone is homeless after eviction, they have a much harder time voting because they don't have a mailing address. How convenient: evict people. Make them homeless. And then deny them their right to vote. Republican voter suppression at its finest!
TakeAway: Make it easier for people to find the information they need with a map. Vote to fix this billionaire rigged system.
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Follow the money and gifts to Clarence Thomas - DemLabs
Where Clarence Thomas Entered an Elite Circle and Opened a Door to the Court - NY Times
Clarence Thomas Is the Most Corrupt of an Extremely Corrupt Supreme Court - Jacobin
Clarence Thomas and the Billionaire - Pro Publica