The Intersection of Civil Legal Justice and Wellbeing
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
While the civil legal system touches the lives of every person in the US and cuts across multiple systems, it operates in its own siloed “cylinder of excellence.” This system also has an outsized impact on wellbeing as access to meaningful civil legal support helps people prevent eviction, fight job discrimination, secure custody of their children, and get health care. On October 14, 2020, Sandra Ambrozy, Nonresident Fellow at the Urban Institute, joined us for a discussion about how the Blueprint is providing a platform to transform and connect the civil legal system with other systems to advance a justice (vs. legal) system and accelerate wellbeing.
Notes, downloads and other resources:
- View this webinar with closed captioning.
- Download the slides from this webinar.
- Sandra included a list of resources for additional information on civil justice. The links are included here for ease of access:
- Legal Services Corporation report: The Justice Gap: Measuring the Unmet Civil Legal Needs of Low-income Americans
- Self-Represented Litigation Network
- National Coalition for a Civil Right to Counsel
- The Justice in Government Project
- Urban Institute research report: Relief from Government-Owed Child Support Debt and Its Effects on Parents and Children
- Urban Institute Blog: What Happens When We Forgive Debt from Child Support Payments?
- The Justice Index
- National Center for Medical Legal Partnership report: Building Resources to Support Civil Legal Aid Access in HRSA-Funded Health Centers
- Feel free to contact Sandra Ambrozy directly with questions and feedback via email to smambrozy [at] gmail [dot] com.