We all love heroes.  But true heroes do not don capes, leap buildings, have titanium claws, or sling webs.  True heroes often do ordinary, yet extraordinary work.  True heroes do not look for glory or dream of who will play them in the next summer blockbuster.  True heroes are humble servants who care more about…

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This week a new book site launched to raise awareness on the need of  justice for all.   The trailer to the book tells my confession of my failure to understand the poor in America.  I don’t think I’m the only one who suffers from stereotypes of the poor, or a failure to appreciate the significant…

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What do you think of when you think of the homeless?    Be honest.  I used to think they were lazy alcoholics and drug addicts living under bridges standing around warming barrels.  That’s what Hollywood always told me and I believed it.  But it’s not true. The 2013 Annual Homeless Assessment Report reveals approximately 610,042 people…

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Have you visited a courthouse recently?  I encourage you to do so.  The hallways are filled with activity as well-dressed lawyers dash from courtroom to courtroom.  Inside the courtroom clerks are calling out names, people are standing before a judge and often a proficient English speaker wonders whether that really is the language being spoken.…

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There is much chatter across the web this week on the federal budget.  Is assistance toward safety net programs helpful or harmful?  That is a broader discussion but whether through government support or individual support, civil legal aid is critical to the foundation of democracy.  The first article ever published on civil legal aid in…

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