A Powerful Resource in Plain Sight – How the Free Library Can Promote Access to Justice
Through some relatively simple steps, which could be taken in collaboration with Philly’s legal services organizations and pro bono programs, the Free Library could make useful legal information much more accessible to Philadelphia communities. And buying expensive books isn’t required!
Reducing Default Judgments in Philadelphia’s Landlord-Tenant Court
Over half of the “legal” evictions that occur in Philadelphia result from default judgments entered against tenants who did not appear for their court hearings. The causes for the high default rate are many, but some of them are rooted in the court’s own procedures — which should be changed.