Talk Justice An LSC Podcast

Talk Justice An LSC Podcast

The Legal Services Corporation's Talk Justice podcast features leaders from the legal community, business and government exploring aspects of access to justice.

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April 15, 2021 39 min

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.

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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. 

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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 medi...

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February 23, 2021 21 min

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 l...

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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 o...

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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...

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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October 8, 2020 16 min

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.

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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 ...

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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 ser...

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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 ...

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