A great deal is changing in America, yet much remains the same. We are still proud citizens of a free and democratic society. We are still practitioners in a distinguished and honorable profession. We still hold ourselves to heightened standards of conduct and human decency. We still believe that all people should be treated with dignity and respect, regardless of socioeconomic status or political affiliation. And we still have the opportunity to stand up for those who are less fortunate.
Organizations such as Community Legal Services (CLS) put these words into action every day. Since 1966, CLS has advanced the interests of the most marginalized members of our society. CLS has earned a national reputation not only for its ability to champion cases that implicate complex areas of the law, but also for its excellence in advancing laws and policies that promote justice for its clients.
In this article, we explore three areas of the law that may undergo changes in the near future, and we consider the ways in which CLS is preparing for these changes.