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COVID-19 has increased legal needs by 30%!  As temporary aid expires and moratoriums on evictions and foreclosures end, that percentage will only go up.  Concerns for health are only aggravated by all the uncertainty. Child abuse and intimate partner abuse are on the rise.  Laws are flying off the shelf, but who can understand them? …

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by Bruce Strom I am outraged over the continued sexual violence toward women.  From sexual harassment to rape to domestic violence to trafficking, it must be stopped.  Here are three powerful ways to combat sexual violence toward women. Power – Recognize the problem This isn’t about sex.  It’s about power.  Perpetrators are overwhelmingly male (99%)…

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This week the United Nations finalized sustainable development goals to end global poverty by 2030.  The 17 goals for accomplishing this objective go into effect in January 2016. All the goals are important.  But I appreciate the international recognition that access to justice is essential to ending poverty.  Access to justice enables and empowers people…

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The movie 50 Shades of Grey led the box office last weekend – Valentine’s Day weekend. No I did not, and will not, go see it. While I oppose the pornographic nature of the film, I am more disturbed by its glorification of the abuse of women. In 2013, social scientist Amy E. Bonomi published…

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